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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 ruby-colored portal opened,
    Which to his speech did honey passage yield,
    Like a red morn that ever yet betokened
    Wrack to the sea-man, tempest to the field,
    455 Sorrow to shepherds, woe unto the birds,
    Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.