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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)

    And, being opened, threw unwilling light
    Upon the wide wound, that the boar had trenched
    In his soft flank, whose wonted lily white
    With purple tears that his wound wept, was drenched.
    1055No flower was nigh; no grass, herb, leaf, or weed,
    But stole his blood and seemed with him to bleed.