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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)

    An oven that is stopped, or river stayed,
    Burneth more hotly, swelleth with more rage.
    So of concealèd sorrow may be said
    Free vent of words love's fire doth assuage;
    335But when the heart's attorney once is mute,
    The client breaks, as desperate in his suit.