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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 scuds far off, and there he stares.
    Anon he starts at stirring of a feather.
    To bid the wind a base he now prepares,
    And where he run or fly they know not whether;
    305For through his mane and tail the high wind sings,
    Fanning the hairs, who wave like feathered wings.