Leaf, branch, root, spray

Henry the Sixth, Part III, [2.6.46-51]. Richard. “Revoke that doom of mercy, for ’tis Clifford,/ Who, not contented that he lopp’d the branch/ In hewing Rutland when his leaves put forth,/ but set his mud’ring knife unto the root/ From whence that tender spray did sweetly spring,/ I mean our princely father, Duke of York.”

Spray, a small twig.

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