Venus went wandering
Venus went wand'ring, Adonis to find,
At last espied her sweet Adonis slain.
A thousand thoughts possessed her troubled mind
And sudden fear shaked every purple vein.
Weeping she stands, weeping for his untimely death,
Whose sighs and tears wails his departed breath.
Submitted by John Versmoren
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