Weeds, flowers, fruit-trees, caterpillars, knots, herbs, hedges

King Richard II, [3.4.22-25]. Man. “Why should we in the compass of a pale/ Keep law and form and due proportion,/ Showing, as in a model, our firm estate,/ When our sea-walled garden, the whole land,/ Is full of weeds, her fairest flowers chok’d up,/ Her fruit-trees all unprun’d, her hedges ruin’d,/ her knots disordered, and her wholesome herbs/ Swarming with caterpillars?”

Knots: flower beds laid out in patterns.


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