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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)

    Thinke but how vile a spectacle it were,
    To view thy present trespasse in another:
    Mens faults do seldome to themselues appeare,
    Their own transgressions partiallie they smother,
    635This guilt would seem death-worthie in thy brother.
    O how are they wrapt in with infamies,
    That frō their own misdeeds askaunce their eyes?