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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)

    By this, she hears the hounds are at a bay,
    Whereat she starts like one that spies an adder
    Wreathed up in fatal folds just in his way,
    880The fear where of doth make him shake and shudder;
    Even so the timorous yelping of the hounds
    Appalls her senses, and her spirit confounds.