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VENUS AND ADONIS - William Shakespeare, The Poems and Glossary (Oxford ed.) 
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (The Oxford Shakespeare), ed. with a glossary by W.J. Craig M.A. (London: Oxford University Press, 1916).
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VENUS AND ADONIS
‘Vilia miretur vulgus; mihi flavus Apollo Pocula Castalia plena ministret aqua.’
TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE HENRY WRIOTHESLY,
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 godfather, 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,