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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)

    "It shall be fickle, false, and full of fraud,
    Bud, and be blasted, in a breathing while,
    The bottom poison, and the top o'erstrawed
    With sweets that shall the truest sight beguile.
    1145The strongest body shall it make most weak,
    Strike the wise dumb, and teach the fool to speak.