Shakespeare’s flowers (and herbs) …

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember;

and there is pansies, that’s for thoughts…

There’s fennel for you, and columbines;

there’s rue for you, and here’s some for me; we may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference.

There’s a daisy.

I would give you some violets, but they wither’d all when my father died. They say he made a good end,— [Sings.]
“For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet (Ophelia)


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1 Response to Shakespeare’s flowers (and herbs) …

  1. czarina33 says:

    I always recall the monk who gave the herbs to Romeo and Juliet. He mentioned foxglove for the heart, which is still used: digitalis.

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