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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
    Peer Reviewed

    Venus and Adonis (Quarto 1, 1593)

    For who hath she to spend the night withall,
    But idle sounds resembling parasits?
    Like shrill-tongu'd Tapsters answering euerie call,
    850Soothing the humor of fantastique wits,
    She sayes tis so, they answer all tis so,
    And would say after her, if she said no.