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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)

    VVhat canst thou talke (quoth she) hast thou a tong?
    O would thou hadst not, or I had no hearing,
    Thy marmaides voice hath done me double wrong,
    430I had my lode before, now prest with bearing,
    Mellodious discord, heauenly tune harsh sounding,
    Eares deep sweet musik, & harts deep sore woūding