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  • Title: Venus and Adonis (Quarto 1, 1593)
  • 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 (Quarto 1, 1593)

    But all in vaine, good Queene, it will not bee,
    She hath assai'd as much as may be prou'd,
    Her pleading hath deseru'd a greater fee,
    610She's loue; she loues, and yet she is not lou'd,
    Fie, fie, he saies, you crush me, let me go,
    You haue no reason to withhold me so.