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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)

    The tender spring vpon thy tempting lip,
    Shewes thee vnripe; yet maist thou well be tasted,
    Make vse of time, let not aduantage slip,
    130Beautie within it selfe should not bewasted,
    Faire flowers that are not gathred in their prime,
    Rot, and consume them selues in litle time.