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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 therefore would he put his bonnet on,
    Under whose brim the gaudy sun would peep;
    The wind would blow it off and, being gone,
    1090Play with his locks; then would Adonis weep;
    And straight, in pity of his tender years,
    They both would strive who first should dry his tears.