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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)

    His ears up-pricked, his braided hanging mane
    Upon his compassed crest now stand on end;
    His nostrils drink the air, and forth again,
    As from a furnace, vapors doth he send.
    275His eye, which scornfully glisters like fire,
    Shows his hot courage and his high desire.