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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)

    For pity now she can no more detain him.
    The poor fool prays her that he may depart.
    She is resolved no longer to restrain him,
    580Bids him farewell and look well to her heart,
    The which, by Cupid's bow she doth protest,
    He carries thence encagèd in his breast.