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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)

    "Who sees his true-love in her naked bed,
    Teaching the sheets a whiter hue than white;
    But when his glutton eye so full hath fed,
    400His other agents aim at like delight?
    Who is so faint that dares not be so bold
    To touch the fire, the weather being cold?