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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)

    Once more the engine of her thoughts began.
    "O fairest mover on this mortal round,
    Would thou wert as I am, and I a man,
    370My heart all whole as thine, thy heart my wound.
    For one sweet look thy help I would assure thee,
    Though nothing but my body's bane would cure thee."