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'With this, I did begin to start and cry; (1640)

And then against my heart he sets his sword, (1641)

Swearing, unless I took all patiently, (1642)

I should not live to speak another word; (1643)

So should my shame still rest upon record,
And never be forgot in mighty Rome (1645)

Th' adulterate death of Lucrece and her groom.

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