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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)

    These louely caues, these round inchanting pits,
    Opend their mouthes to swallow Venus liking:
    Being mad before, how doth she now for wits?
    250Strucke dead at first, what needs a second striking?
    Poore Queene of loue, in thine own law forlorne,
    To loue a cheeke that smiles at thee in scorne.