Oak, brier, grass, root, mast, hips, bush, berry

Timon of Athens, [4.3.421-430]. Timon. “Your greatest want is, you want much of meat./ Why should you want? Behold, the earth hath roots;/ Within this mile break forth a hundred springs;/ the oaks bear mast, the briers scarlet hips;/ The bounteous huswife, nature, on each bush/ Lays her full mess before you. What? Why want?” First Bandit. “We cannot live on grass, on berries, water,/ As beasts and birds and fishes.” Timon. “Nor on the beasts themselves, the birds, and fishes;/ You must eat men.”

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

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