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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)

    Ay, me, (quoth Venus) young, and so vnkinde,
    VVhat bare excuses mak'st thou to be gon?
    Ile sigh celestiall breath, whose gentle winde,
    190Shall coole the heate of this descending sun:
    Ile make a shadow for thee of my heares,
    If they burn too, Ile quench them with my teares.