Hemlock and Yew

Macbeth, [4.1.22-32]. Witch-3. “Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf/ Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf/ of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,/ Root of hemlock digg’d i’ th’ dark,/ Liver of blaspheming Jew,/ Gall of goat, and slips of yew/ Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse,/ Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips,/ Finger of birth-strangled babe/ Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,/ Make the gruel thick and slab.”

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

    […] Hemlock, Henry the Fifth[5.2.37-44]. “And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps,/ Corrupting in it own fertitlity./ Her vine, the merry cheerer of the heart/ Unpruned dies; her hedges even-pleached, like prisoners wildly overgown with hair,/ Put forth disordered twigs; her fallow leas/ The darnel, hemlock and rank fumitory/ Doth root upon, while that the coulter rusts/ That should deracinate such savagery”; King Lear, [4.4.1-8]; Macbeth, [4.1.22-32]. […]

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