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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)

    Forced to content, but never to obey,
    Panting he lies and breatheth in her face.
    She feedeth on the steam as on a prey
    And calls it heavenly moisture, air of grace,
    65 Wishing her cheeks were gardens full of flowers,
    So they were dewed with such distilling showers.