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The homely villain court'sies to her low; (1339)

And, blushing on her, with a steadfast eye (1340)

Receives the scroll without or yea or no, (1341)

And forth with bashful innocence doth hie. (1342)

But they whose guilt within their bosoms lie
Imagine every eye beholds their blame; (1344)

For Lucrece thought he blush'd to see her shame:

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