Haystalks, trees

Titus Andronicus, [5.1.133-140]. Aaron. “…Set fire on barns and haystalks in the night,/ And bid the ownders quench them with their tears./ oft have I digg’d up dead men from their graves,/ And set them upright at their dear friends’ door,/ Even when their sorrows almost was forgot,/ And on their skins, as on the bark of trees,/ Have with my knife carved in Roman letters, ‘Let not your sorrow die, though I am dead.'”

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