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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)

    "Is thine own heart to thine own face affected?
    Can thy right hand seize love upon thy left?
    Then woo thyself; be of thyself rejected;
    160Steal thine own freedom; and complain on theft.
    Narcissus so himself himself forsook,
    And died to kiss his shadow in the brook.