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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)

    Whose beams upon his hairless face are fixed,
    As if from thence they borrowed all their shine.
    Were never four such lamps together mixed,
    490Had not his clouded with his brows repine;
    But hers, which through the crystal tears gave light,
    Shone like the moon in water seen by night.