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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
    Peer Reviewed

    Venus and Adonis (Modern)

    "It shall be sparing and too full of riot,
    Teaching decrepit age to tread the measures.
    The staring ruffian shall it keep in quiet,
    1150Pluck down the rich, enrich the poor with treasures.
    It shall be raging mad and silly mild,
    Make the young old, the old become a child.