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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)

    At this Adonis smiles as in disdain,
    That in each cheek appears a pretty dimple.
    Love made those hollows, if himself were slain,
    He might be buried in a tomb so simple,
    245Foreknowing well, if there he came to lie,
    Why, there love lived, and there he could not die.