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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)

    He lookes vpon his loue, and neighes vnto her,
    She answers him, as if she knew his minde,
    Being proud as females are, to see him woo her,
    310She puts on outward strangenesse,seemes vnkinde:
    Spurnes at his loue, and scorns the heat he feeles,
    Beating his kind imbracements with her heeles.