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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
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    Lucrece (Quarto, 1594)

    VVrapt and confounded in a thousand feares,
    Like to a new-kild bird shee trembling lies:
    Shee dares not looke, yet winking there appeares
    Quicke-shifting Antiques vglie in her eyes.
    460"Such shadowes are the weake-brains forgeries,
    VVho angrie that the eyes flie from their lights,
    In darknes daunts thē with more dreadfull sights.