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(1030)
'Poor hand, why quiver'st thou at this decree? (1031)

Honor thyself to rid me of this shame; (1032)

For if I die, my honour lives in thee; (1033)

But if I live, thou livest in my defame: (1034)

Since thou couldst not defend thy loyal dame,
(1035)
And wast afeard to scratch her wicked foe, (1036)

Kill both thyself and her for yielding so.'

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