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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)

    Sometime he trots, as if he told the steps,
    VVith gentle maiestie, and modest pride,
    Anon he reres vpright, curuets, and leaps,
    280As who should say, lo thus my strength is tride.
    And this I do, to captiuate the eye,
    Of the faire breeder that is standing by.