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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 she heares the hounds are at a bay,
    VVhereat she starts like one that spies an adder,
    VVreath'd vp in fatall folds iust in his way,
    880The feare where of doth make him shake, & shudder,
    Euen so the timerous yelping of the hounds,
    Appals her senses, and her spirit confounds.