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This said, he shakes aloft his Roman blade, (506)

Which, like a falcon towering in the skies, (507)

Coucheth the fowl below with his wings' shade, (508)

Whose crooked beak threats if he mount he dies: (509)

So under his insulting falchion lies
Harmless Lucretia, marking what he tells (511)

With trembling fear, as fowl hear falcon's bells.

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