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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)

    He looks upon his love and neighs unto her;
    She answers him as if she knew his mind.
    Being proud, as females are, to see him woo her,
    310She puts on outward strangeness, seems unkind,
    Spurns at his love, and scorns the heat he feels,
    Beating his kind embracements with her heels.