Rose (“blown”, honey)

Hamlet, [3.1.153-164]. Ophelia. “O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!/ The courtier’s, soldier’s, scholar’s, eye, tongue, sword,/ Th’ expectancy and rose of the fair state,/ The glass of fashion and the mold of form,/ Th’observed of all observers, quite, quite down! And I, of ladies most deject and wretched,/ That suck’d the honey of his music vows,/ Now see that noble and most sovereign reason,/ Like sweet bells jangles, out of time and harsh,/ That unmatch’d form and feature of blown youth/ Blasted with ecstasy. O, woe is me,/ T’ have seen what I have seen, see what I see!”

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  1. Hamlet Rose Mentions « PLANTS Says:

    […] By ferdinando For separate consideration, here are the mentions of roses in Hamlet: [3.1.153-154]; [3.2.287-290]; [3.4.40-46]; [4.5.156-162]. And then of course […]

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