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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)

    "If he be dead, O no, it cannot be,
    Seeing his beauty, thou shouldst strike at it.
    O yes, it may; thou hast no eyes to see,
    940But hatefully at random dost thou hit.
    Thy mark is feeble age, but thy false dart
    Mistakes that aim and cleaves an infant's heart.