Internet Shakespeare Editions

About this text

  • Title: Venus and Adonis (Modern)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

    Copyright Internet Shakespeare Editions. This text may be freely used for educational, non-proift purposes; for all other uses contact the Coordinating Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
    Peer Reviewed

    Venus and Adonis (Modern)

    "Bonnet nor veil henceforth no creature wear;
    Nor sun nor wind will ever strive to kiss you.
    Having no fair to lose, you need not fear;
    The sun doth scorn you, and the wind doth hiss you;
    1085But when Adonis lived, sun and sharp air
    Lurked like two thieves to rob him of his fair.