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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)

    "The tender spring upon thy tempting lip
    Shows thee unripe, yet mayst thou well be tasted.
    Make use of time; let not advantage slip.
    130Beauty within itself should not be wasted.
    Fair flowers that are not gathered in their prime
    Rot and consume themselves in little time.