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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)

    "Now of this dark night I perceive the reason.
    Cynthia, for shame, obscures her silver shine
    Till forging nature be condemned of treason
    730For stealing molds from heaven that were divine,
    Wherein she framed thee, in high heaven's despite,
    To shame the sun by day and her by night.