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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)

    Variable passions throng her constant wo,
    As striuing who should best become her griefe,
    All entertaind, ech passion labours so,
    970That euerie present sorrow seemeth chiefe,
    But none is best, then ioyne they all together,
    Like many clouds, consulting for foule weather.