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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)

    This solemn sympathy, poor Venus noteth.
    Over one shoulder doth she hang her head.
    Dumbly she passions; franticly she doteth.
    1060She thinks he could not die; he is not dead.
    Her voice is stopped; her joints forget to bow;
    Her eyes are mad that they have wept till now.