Susanna And Lucretia - Poem by Samuel Boyse
Susanna, take Lucretia's boasted Place,
Superior Virtue claims superior Pow'r!
The Roman could not live with her Disgrace,
But Thou more nobly chose to die before!
Yet to reward her gen'rous high Design,
Her bleeding Bosom set her Country free;
While Heav'n, in juster Recompence to thine,
Restor'd both Life and Fame entire to Thee!
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