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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)

    "Thrice fairer than myself," thus she began,
    "The field's chief flower, sweet above compare,
    Stain to all nymphs, more lovely than a man,
    10More white and red than doves or roses are.
    Nature that made thee with herself at strife
    Saith that the world hath ending with thy life.