Shakspeare's Lucrece; The First Quarto, 1594
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1594 edition. Excerpt: ...defire thus madly led, The Romane Lord marcheth to L v c R E C E bed. The lockes betweene her chamber andhts will, Ech one by him infbrft retires his ward: But as they open they all rate his til, Which driues the creeping theefe to fome regard, The threlhold grates the doore to hauehim heard, Night wandring weezels flireek to fee him there. They fright him, yet he ftill purfues his feare. As each vnwillingportallyeeldshim way, Through little vents and cranies ofthe place, The wind warres with his torch, to make him ftaie, And blowes the fmoake of it into hisface, Extinguishing his condu& in this cafe, B ut his hot hearr, which fond defice doth fcorch, PuflFes forth another wind thatfires the torch, And being lighted, by the light he fpies Lvcrecias gloue, wherein her needle fticks He takes it from thexulhes where it lies. As who fhould (ay, this gloue to wanton trickes Is not inur'dj returne againe in haft, Thou feefl: our miftrefle ornaments are chaft. But all thefe poore forbiddings could notftay hii Ke in the worft fence confters their denial!: The dores, thewind, theglouethatdid delayhii He takes for accidental! things of trial. Or as thole bars which flop the hourefy dial!, Who with i lingring ftaie his courfe doth lei Tiiieuer ie minute payes the howre his debt. And it, the needle his finger pricks. THE RAPE OFLVCRECE. So fo, quoth he, thefc lets attend the time, Like little frofts that (bmetime threat the fpring, To ad a more reioy fing to the prime, . And giue the fneaped birds more caufe to fing. Pain payes the income of ech precious thing, (fands Huge rocksjhigh windslfong pirats, fhelues and The-marchant feares, ere rich at home he lands. Now is he come vnto the chamber dore, w That ihuts him from the Heauen of his diought, Which with a...
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