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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)

    VVhose beames vpon his hairelesse face arefixt,
    As if from thence they borrowed all their shine,
    VVere neuer foure such lamps, together mixt,
    490Had not his clouded with his browes repine.
    But hers, which through the cristal tears gaue light,
    Shone like the Moone in water seene by night.