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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)

    Once more the engin of her thoughts began,
    O fairest mouer on this mortall round,
    VVould thou wert as I am, and I a man,
    370My heart all whole as thine, thy heart my wound,
    For one sweet looke thy helpe I would assure thee,
    Thogh nothing but my bodies bane wold cure thee