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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)

    Look how a bird lies tangled in a net,
    So fastened in her arms Adonis lies.
    Pure shame and awed resistance made him fret,
    70Which bred more beauty in his angry eyes.
    Rain added to a river that is rank
    Perforce will force it overflow the bank.