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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)

    The studded bridle on a ragged bough,
    Nimbly she fastens, (ô how quicke is loue!)
    The steed is stalled vp, and euen now,
    40To tie the rider she begins to proue:
    Backward she pusht him, as she would be thrust,
    And gouernd him in strength though not in lust.