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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)

    "How like a jade he stood tied to the tree,
    Servilely mastered with a leathern rein;
    But when he saw his love, his youth's fair fee,
    He held such petty bondage in disdain,
    395 Throwing the base thong from his bending crest,
    Enfranchising his mouth, his back, his breast.