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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)

    "No, no," quoth she, "sweet death, I did but jest.
    Yet pardon me, I felt a kind of fear
    When as I met the boar, that bloody beast,
    1000Which knows no pity but is still severe.
    Then, gentle shadow, truth I must confess,
    I railed on thee, fearing my love's decease.