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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)

    "And, more than so, presenteth to mine eye
    The picture of an angry chafing boar,
    Under whose sharp fangs on his back doth lie
    An image like thyself, all stained with gore,
    665Whose blood upon the fresh flowers being shed
    Doth make them droop with grief and hang the head.