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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)


    Had I bin tooth'd like him I must confesse,
    VVith kissing him I should haue kild him first,
    But he is dead, and neuer did he blesse
    1120My youth with his, the more am I accurst.
    VVith this she falleth in the place she stood,
    And staines her face with his congealed bloud.