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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)

    VVho sees his true-loue in her naked bed,
    Teaching the sheets a whiter hew then white,
    But when his glutton eye so full hath fed,
    400His other agents ayme at like delight?
    VVho is so faint that dares not be so bold,
    To touch the fier the weather being cold?