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Antiochus's Daughter

Before thee stands this fair Hesperides

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Before thee stands this fair Hesperides,
With golden fruit, but dangerous to be touched;
For deathlike dragons here affright thee hard.
Her face, like heaven, enticeth thee to view
Her countless glory, which desert must gain;
And which without desert, because thine eye
Presumes to reach, all the whole heap must die.
 He points to the heads.
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Act 1
Scene 1
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