Briers, furzes, goss and thorns

The Tempest, [4.1.178-181]. Ariel. “So I charm’d their ears/ That calf-like they my lowing follow’d through/ Tooth’d briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and thorns/ Which ent’red their frail shins.”

Goss another name for gorse.

One Response to “Briers, furzes, goss and thorns”

  1. Shakespeare’s Plants (alphabetical) « PLANTS Says:

    […] Furze (Gorse): Tempest, [1.1.65-68]; furze and goss Tempest, [4.1.178-181]. […]

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