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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)

    VVhat haue you vrg'd, that I can not reproue?
    The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger,
    I hate not loue, but your deuise in loue,
    790That lends imbracements vnto euery stranger,
    You do it for increase, ô straunge excuse!
    VVhen reason is the bawd to lusts abuse.