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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)

    And as she runs, the bushes in the way,
    Some catch her by the neck, some kiss her face,
    Some twine about her thigh to make her stay.
    She wildly breaketh from their strict embrace,
    875 Like a milch doe, whose swelling dugs do ache,
    Hasting to feed her fawn hid in some brake.