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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)

    Thrise fairer then my selfe, (thus she began)
    The fields chiefe flower, sweet aboue compare,
    Staine to all Nimphs, more louely then a man,
    10More white, and red, then doues, or roses are:
    Nature that made thee with her selfe at strife,
    Saith that the world hath ending with thy life.