Tree, lop, bark, root, sap

King Henry VIII, [1.2.93-98]. King. “We must not rend our subjects from our laws,/ And stick them in our will. Sixth part of each?/ A trembling contribution! Why, we take/ From every tree lop, bark, and part o’th’ timber;/ And, though we leave it with a root, thus hack’d,/ The air will drink the sap.”


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