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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)

    By this poore wat farre off vpon a hill,
    Stands on his hinder-legs with listning eare,
    To hearken if his foes pursue him still,
    700Anon their loud alarums he doth heare,
    And now his griefe may be compared well,
    To one sore sicke, that heares the passing bell.