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  • Title: Venus and Adonis (Modern)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
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    Venus and Adonis (Modern)

    1Even as the sun with purple-colored face
    Had ta'en his last leave of the weeping morn,
    Rose-cheeked Adonis hied him to the chase.
    Hunting he loved, but love he laughed to scorn.
    5Sick-thoughted Venus makes amain unto him
    And like a bold-faced suitor 'gins to woo him.