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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)

    "I have been wooed, as I entreat thee now,
    Even by the stern and direful god of war,
    Whose sinewy neck in battle ne'er did bow,
    100Who conquers where he comes in every jar.
    Yet hath he been my captive and my slave,
    And begged for that which thou unasked shalt have.