Violet, pine, crop, sow

Cymbeline, [4.2.170-182]. Belarius. “O thou goddess,/ Thou divine Nature, thou thyself thou blazon’st/ In these two princely boys! They are as gentle/ As zephyrs blowing below the violet,/ Not wagging his sweet head; and yet as rough,/ Their royal blood enchaf’d, as the rud’st wind/ That by the top doth take the mountain pine/ And makde him stoop to th’ vale, ‘Tis wonder/ That an invisible instinct should frame them/ To royalty unlearn’d, honor untaught,/ Civility not seen from other, valor/ That wildly grows in them but yields a crop/ As if it had been sow’d.”

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One Response to “Violet, pine, crop, sow”

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

    […] Pine: Antony and Cleopatra, [4.12.1-4], [4.12.26]; Tempest, [1.2.271–282] and [287-294]; Tempest, [5.1.33-50];Merchant of Venice, [4.1.70-80]; King Henry The Sixth, Pt. II, [2.3.45-46]; King Richard II, [3.2.36-46]; Rape of Lucrece, [1163-1169];Winter’s Tale, [2.1.33-36]; Cymbeline, [4.2.170-182]. […]

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