Boughs

As You Like It, [2.7.108-118]. Orlando. “But whate’er you are/ that in this desert inaccessible,/ under the shade of melancholy boughs,/ lose and neglect the creeping hours of time;/ if ever you have look’d on better days,/ If ever been where bells have knoll’d to church,/ if ever sat at any good man’s feast/ if ever from your eyelids wip’d a tear/ And know what ’tis to pity and be pitied,/ let gentleness my strong enforcement be,/ in the which hope I blush and hide my sword.”

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  1. Plants in As You Like It « PLANTS Says:

    […] [1.1.34-40]; briers and burrs [1.3.10-17]; weed [2.7.42-47]; fruit, thorny [2.7.94-99]; boughs [2.7.108-118]; fruit [3.2.113-118]; boughs tongues shall hang on every tree [3.2.123-138]; “odes on […]

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