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William Shakespeare

Venus and Adonis

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When reason is the bawd to lust's abuse.
'Call it not love, for Love to heaven is fled,
Since sweating Lust on earth usurp'd his name;
Under whose simple semblance he bath fed
Upon fresh beauty, blotting it with blame;
Which the hot tyrant stains and soon bereaves,

 

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