Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Hardy M. Cook
Not Peer Reviewed

Lucrece (Quarto, 1594)

Wriothesley, Earle of Southhampton,
and Baron of Titchfield.
THE loue I dedicate to your
Lordship is without end: wher-
of this Pamphlet without be-
ginning is but a superfluous
Moity. The warrant I haue of
your Honourable disposition,
not the worth of my vntutord
Lines makes it assured of acceptance. What I haue
done is yours, what I haue to doe is yours, being
part in all I haue, deuoted yours. Were my worth
greater, my duety would shew greater, meane time,
as it is, it is bound to your Lordship; To whom I wish
long life still lengthned with all happinesse.
Your Lordships in all duety.
William Shakespeare.
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