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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)

    Over one arm the lusty courser's rein,
    Under her other was the tender boy,
    Who blushed and pouted in a dull disdain,
    With leaden appetite, unapt to toy;
    35She red and hot as coals of glowing fire,
    He red for shame, but frosty in desire.