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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)

    Sometime he trots, as if he told the steps,
    With gentle majesty and modest pride.
    Anon he rears upright, curvets, and leaps,
    280As who should say, "Lo, thus my strength is tried,
    And this I do to captivate the eye
    Of the fair breeder that is standing by."