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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    Her pittie-pleading eyes are sadlie fixed
    In the remorselesse wrinckles of his face.
    Her modest eloquence with sighes is mixed,
    VVhich to her Oratorie addes more grace.
    565Shee puts the period often from his place,
    And midst the sentence so her accent breakes,
    That twise she doth begin ere once she speakes.