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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)

    Now quicke desire hath caught the yeelding pray,
    And gluttonlike she feeds, yet neuer filleth,
    Her lips are conquerers, his lips obay,
    550Paying what ransome the insulter willeth:
    VVhose vultur thought doth pitch the price so hie,
    That she will draw his lips rich treasure drie.