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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)

    Now quick desire hath caught the yielding prey,
    And glutton-like she feeds, yet never filleth.
    Her lips are conquerors, his lips obey,
    550Paying what ransom the insulter willeth,
    Whose vulture thought doth pitch the price so high
    That she will draw his lips' rich treasure dry.