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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)

    "Fie, lifeless picture, cold and senseless stone,
    Well-painted idol, image dull and dead,
    Statue contenting but the eye alone,
    Thing like a man, but of no woman bred:
    215Thou art no man, though of a man's complexion,
    For men will kiss even by their own direction."