Buttons, infants of the spring

Hamlet [1.3.36-44]. Laertes. “The chariest maid is prodigal enough/ If she unmask her beauty to the moon./ Virtue itself scapes not caluminous strokes./ The canker galls the infants of the spring/ Too oft before their buttons be disclos’d,/ And in the morn and liquid dew of youth/ Contagious blastments are most imminent.”


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  1. Plants in Hamlet (being renovated) « PLANTS Says:

    […] references: seed, garden [1.2.133-137]; buttons, infants of the spring [1.3.36-44]; lethe’s brambles [1.5.32-35]; orchard [1.5.60-71]; flowers [4.5.38-40]; bough, garland, […]

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