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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)

    This solemne sympathie, poore Venus noteth,
    Ouer one shoulder doth she hang her head,
    Dumblie she passions, frantikely she doteth,
    1060She thinkes he could not die, he is not dead,
    Her voice is stopt, her ioynts forget to bow,
    Her eyes are mad, that they haue wept till now.