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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)

    Now of this darke night I perceiue the reason,
    Cinthia for shame, obscures her siluer shine,
    Till forging nature be condemn'd of treason,
    730For stealing moulds from heauen, that were diuine,
    VVherin she fram'd thee, in hie heauens despight,
    To shame the sunne by day, and her by night.