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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)

    With this he breaketh from the sweet embrace
    Of those fair arms which bound him to her breast,
    And homeward through the dark laund runs apace,
    Leaves love upon her back, deeply distressed.
    815Look how a bright star shooteth from the sky,
    So glides he in the night from Venus' eye.