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Adonis, a youth loved by Venus and killed by a boar: Ven. 3. Ven. 3 179 etc. Sonn. 53, 5. Pilgr. 44. 74 Pilgr. 44 Pilgr. 44 Shr. Ind. 2, 52. “thy promises are like -- gardens that one day bloomed and fruitful were the next,” H6A I, 6, 6 (perhaps confounded with the garden of King Alcinous, but see Pliny XIX, 19, 1).*
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 19.19
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 1.6
    • William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, ind.2
    • William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, ven
    • William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, liii
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