Flowers in Shakespeare

Remember Temp

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight.”
- A Midsummer Nights Dream, Act II scene 1


“The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun
And with him rises weeping: these are flowers
Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age.”
- The Winter's Tale Act IV scene 4


"Fetch me that flower; the herb I showed thee once.
The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid
Will make or man or woman madly dote
Upon the next live creature that it sees."

- A Midsummer Nights Dream, Act II scene 1



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