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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)

    And therefore would he put his bonnet on,
    Vnder whose brim the gaudie sunne would peepe,
    The wind would blow it off, and being gon,
    1090Play with his locks, then would Adonis weepe.
    And straight in pittie of his tender yeares,
    They both would striue who first should drie his