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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
    Peer Reviewed

    Venus and Adonis (Modern)

    "You hurt my hand with wringing. Let us part
    And leave this idle theme, this bootless chat.
    Remove your siege from my unyielding heart;
    To love's alarms it will not ope the gate.
    425 Dismiss your vows, your feignèd tears, your flatt'ry;
    For where a heart is hard they make no batt'ry."