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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)

    "Lest the deceiving harmony should run
    Into the quiet closure of my breast,
    And then my little heart were quite undone
    In his bedchamber to be barred of rest.
    785No, lady, no. My heart longs not to groan,
    But soundly sleeps, while now it sleeps alone.