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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)

    "Fie, fie, fond love, thou art as full of fear
    As one with treasure laden, hemmed with thieves.
    Trifles unwitnessèd with eye or ear
    Thy coward heart with false bethinking grieves."
    1025Even at this word she hears a merry horn,
    Whereat she leaps that was but late forlorn.