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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)

    Looke how a bird lyes tangled in a net,
    So fastned in her armes Adonis lyes,
    Pure shame and aw'd resistance made him fret,
    70VVhich bred more beautie in his angrie eyes:
    Raine added to a riuer that is ranke,
    Perforce will force it ouerflow the banke.