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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)

    Is thine owne heart to thine owne face affected?
    Can thy right hand ceaze loue vpon thy left?
    Then woo thy selfe, be of thy selfe reiected:
    160Steale thine own freedome, and complaine on theft.
    Narcissus so him selfe him selfe forsooke,
    And died to kisse his shadow in the brooke.