Extract from Venus and Adonis. It begins as follows: "Hard favoured tyrant, ugly, meagre, leane, Hateful divorce of love, (thus chides the death) Grim-grinning ghost, earths worm what doest thou to stifle beauty, and to steale his breath?!

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Detail from leaf F4 (recto)of Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare.

This edition was printed in London by Richard Field in 1594.

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