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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)

    "Had I been toothed like him, I must confess,
    With kissing him I should have killed him first;
    But he is dead, and never did he bless
    1120My youth with his, the more am I accurst."
    With this she falleth in the place she stood
    And stains her face with his congealèd blood.