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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)

    For pittie now she can no more detaine him,
    The poore foole praies her that he may depart,
    She is resolu'd no longer to restraine him,
    580Bids him farewell, and looke well to her hart,
    The which by Cupids bow she doth protest,
    He carries thence incaged in his brest.