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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
    Peer Reviewed

    Venus and Adonis (Quarto 1, 1593)

    A thousand kisses buyes my heart from me,
    And pay them at thy leisure, one by one,
    VVhat is ten hundred touches vnto thee,
    520Are they not quickly told, and quickly gone?
    Say for non-paimet, that the debt should double,
    Is twentie hundred kisses such a trouble?