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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)

    "Poor flower," quoth she, "this was thy father's guise,
    Sweet issue of a more sweet-smelling sire,
    For every little grief to wet his eyes;
    1180To grow unto himself was his desire;
    And so 'tis thine; but know it is as good
    To wither in my breast as in his blood.