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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)

    "But if thou fall, O, then imagine this,
    The earth, in love with thee, thy footing trips,
    And all is but to rob thee of a kiss.
    Rich preys make true men thieves; so do thy lips
    725 Make modest Dian cloudy and forlorn,
    Lest she should steal a kiss and die forsworn.