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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)

    As Faulcons to the lure, away she flies,
    The grasse stoops not, she treads on it so light,
    And in her hast, vnfortunately spies,
    1030The foule boares conquest, on her faire delight,
    VVhich seene, her eyes are murdred with the view,
    Like stars asham'd of day, themselues withdrew.