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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)

    Never did passenger in summer's heat
    More thirst for drink than she for this good turn.
    Her help she sees, but help she cannot get.
    She bathes in water, yet her fire must burn.
    95"O, pity," gan she cry, "flint-hearted boy,
    'Tis but a kiss I beg; why art thou coy?