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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)

    I haue bene wooed as I intreat thee now,
    Euen by the sterne, and direfull god of warre,
    VVhose sinowie necke in battell nere did bow,
    100VVho conquers where he comes in euerie iarre,
    Yet hath he bene my captiue, and my slaue,
    And begd for that which thou vnaskt shalt haue.