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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)

    Even so poor birds, deceived with painted grapes,
    Do surfeit by the eye and pine the maw;
    Even so she languisheth in her mishaps
    As those poor birds that helpless berries saw.
    605 The warm effects which she in him finds missing
    She seeks to kindle with continual kissing.