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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)

    Now she unweaves the web that she hath wrought;
    Adonis lives, and death is not to blame.
    It was not she that called him all to naught.
    Now she adds honors to his hateful name;
    995 She clepes him king of graves and grave for kings,
    Imperious supreme of all mortal things.