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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)

    This said, impatience chokes her pleading tongue,
    And swelling passion doth prouoke a pause,
    Red cheeks, and fierie eyes blaze forth her wrong:
    220Being Iudge in loue, she cannot right her cause.
    And now she weeps, & now she faine would speake
    And now her sobs do her intendments breake.