Archive for October, 2007

Shakespeare’s Plants, Listed By Work

October 31, 2007

The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night or What You Will, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Cymbeline, King John, Richard II, Henry IV.1, Henry IV.2, Henry V, Henry VI.1, Henry VI.2, Henry VI.3, Richard III, Henry VIII, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, The Sonnets, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtle, A Lover’s Complaint.

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Flower of warriors

October 31, 2007

Coriolanus, [1.6.29-33]. Marcius. “O, let me clip ye/ In arms as sound as when I woo’d, in heart/ As merry as when our nuptial day was done,/ And tapers burnt to bedward!” They embrace. Cominus. “Flower of warriors, how is ‘t with Titus Lartius?”

Ash, root, weed (v.)

October 31, 2007

Coriolanus, [4.5.107-114]. Aufidius. “O Marcius, Marcius!/ Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heart/ A root of ancient envy. If Jupiter/ Should from yond cloud speak divine things,/ And say ‘Tis true,’ I’d not believe them more/ Than thee, all-noble Marcius. Let me twine/ Mine arms about that body, whereagainst/ My grained ash an hundred times hath broke,/ And scarr’d the moon with splinters.”

Balsamam

October 31, 2007

Comedy of Errors, [4.1.8-89]. Dromio S.“Our frautage, sir,/ I have conveyed aboard, and I have brought/ The oil, the Balsamum, and aqua vitae.”

Oaks and osiers

October 31, 2007

The Passionate Pilgrim, [5.1-4]. “If love make me forsworn, how shall I swear to love?/ O never faith could hold, if not to beauty vowed!/ Though to myself forsworn, to thee I’ll constant prove;/ These thoughts, to me like oaks, to thee like osers bowed.”

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See Love’s Labor’s Lost.