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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)

    "Art thou ashamed to kiss? Then wink again,
    And I will wink; so shall the day seem night.
    Love keeps his revels where there are but twain.
    Be bold to play; our sport is not in sight.
    125 These blue-veined violets whereon we lean
    Never can blab, nor know not what we mean.