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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    As the grim Lion fawneth ore his pray,
    Sharpe hunger by the conquest satisfied:
    So ore this sleeping soule doth TARQVIN stay,
    His rage of lust by gazing qualified;
    425Slakt, not supprest, for standing by her side,
    His eye which late this mutiny restraines,
    Vnto a greater vprore tempts his vaines.