William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

From Venus And Adonis - Poem by William Shakespeare

But, lo! from forth a copse that neighbours by,
A breeding jennet, lusty, young, and proud,
Adonis' trampling courser doth espy,
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Comments about From Venus And Adonis by William Shakespeare

  • Susan Williams (1/4/2016 6:15:00 PM)


    Shakespeare! ! ! ! He nailed the stallion's response to a mare in heat. Nailed it exactly but let it fly! Let it soar as a matter of fact! Only Shakespeare could get inside the mind and heart and soul of a horse so beautifully! ! ! ! And the mare too! They are often not open to the stallion's passionate bugling... at least at first. The Bible has a stirring description of the horse in Job [I believe]. I'm hard put to say which is better. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/21/2015 2:41:00 AM)


    Venus and Adonis

    'Vilia miretur vulgus; mihi flavus Apollo
    Pocula Castalia plena ministret aqua.'
    TO THE
    RIGHT HONORABLE HENRY WRIOTHESLY,
    EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON, AND BARON OF TICHFIELD.
    RIGHT HONORABLE,
    I KNOW not how I shall offend in dedicating my unpolished lines to your lordship, nor how the world will censure me for choosing so strong a prop to support so weak a burden only, if your honour seem but pleased, I account myself highly praised, and vow to take advantage of all idle hours, till I have honoured you with some graver labour. But if the first heir of my invention prove deformed, I shall be sorry it had so noble a god-father, and never after ear so barren a land, for fear it yield me still so bad a harvest. I leave it to your honourable survey, and your honour to your heart's content; which I wish may always answer your own wish and the world's hopeful expectation.

    Your honour's in all duty,
    WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

    [shakespeare.mit.edu/]
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  • Gajanan Mishra (11/1/2014 3:06:00 AM)


    Love can comment upon very woe, beautiful.. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:48:00 AM)


    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

  • (10/6/2012 10:01:00 PM)


    Expected something different than love between two horses
    and hunting boar..enjoyed this one immensely..will have to
    read this a second time..haha
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  • (5/29/2010 1:26:00 PM)


    hahaha it was 2 much work so i just scrolled down to the last verse! (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2010 6:42:00 AM)


    caution: this poem will guarantee sleepiness and followed by lots of yawning......... (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2010 10:40:00 AM)


    A love story between two beasts. Right on, Shakespeare. (Report) Reply








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