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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)

    A thousand spleenes beare her a thousand wayes,
    She treads the path, that she vntreads againe;
    Her more then hast, is mated with delayes,
    910Like the proceedings of a drunken braine,
    Full of respects, yet naught at all respecting,
    In hand with all things, naught at all effecting.