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(1044)
'In vain,' quoth she, 'I live, and seek in vain (1045)

Some happy mean to end a hapless life. (1046)

I fear'd by Tarquin's falchion to be slain, (1047)

Yet for the self-same purpose seek a knife: (1048)

But when I fear'd I was a loyal wife:
(1049)
So am I now: O no, that cannot be; (1050)

Of that true type hath Tarquin rifled me.

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