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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)

    As falcons to the lure, away she flies.
    The grass stoops not, she treads on it so light;
    And in her haste unfortunately spies
    1030The foul boar's conquest on her fair delight;
    Which seen, her eyes are murdered with the view,
    Like stars ashamed of day, themselves withdrew.