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  • Title: Lucrece (Quarto, 1594)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

    Copyright Hardy M. Cook. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Lucrece (Quarto, 1594)

    Perchance his bost of Lucrece Sou'raigntie,
    Suggested this proud issue of a King:
    For by our eares our hearts oft taynted be:
    Perchance that enuie of so rich a thing
    40Brauing compare, disdainefully did sting
    His high picht thoughts that meaner men should
    That golden hap which their superiors want.