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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)

    "Alas, he naught esteems that face of thine,
    To which love's eyes pays tributary gazes,
    Nor thy soft hands, sweet lips, and crystal eyne,
    Whose full perfection all the world amazes;
    635But having thee at vantage (wondrous dread!)
    Would root these beauties as he roots the mead.