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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)

    "Witness this primrose bank whereon I lie;
    These forceless flowers like sturdy trees support me.
    Two strengthless doves will draw me through the sky
    From morn till night, even where I list to sport me.
    155Is love so light, sweet boy, and may it be
    That thou should think it heavy unto thee?