Withered branch

Pericles, [2.2.30-44]. Simonides. “And what’s/ The sixth and last, the which the knight himself/ With such a graceful courtesy delivered?” Thaisa. “He seems to be a stranger; but his present is/ A withered branch, that’s only green at top;/ The motto, ‘In hac spe vivo’.”

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‘In hac spe vivo’, in this hope I live.

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