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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)

    No, no, quoth she, sweet death, I did but iest,
    Yet pardon me, I felt a kind of feare
    VVhen as I met the boare, that bloodie beast,
    1000VVhich knowes no pitie but is still seuere,
    Then gentle shadow (truth I must confesse)
    I rayld on thee, fearing my loues decesse.