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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)

    This said, impatience chokes her pleading tongue,
    And swelling passion doth provoke a pause.
    Red cheeks and fiery eyes blaze forth her wrong.
    220Being judge in love, she cannot right her cause;
    And now she weeps, and now she fain would speak,
    And now her sobs do her intendments break.