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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)

    This ill presage aduisedly she marketh,
    Euen as the wind is husht before it raineth:
    Or as the wolfe doth grin before he barketh:
    460Or as the berrie breakes before it staineth:
    Or like the deadly bullet of a gun:
    His meaning strucke her ere his words begun.