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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)

    "What have you urged that I cannot reprove?
    The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.
    I hate not love, but your device in love,
    790That lends embracements unto every stranger.
    You do it for increase. O strange excuse,
    When reason is the bawd to lust's abuse!