folgerlibrary"Emilia: What flower is this?
Woman: 'Tis called narcissus, madam.
Emilia: That was a fair boy certain, but a fool
To love himself. Were there not maids enough?"
-Two Noble Kinsmen (2.2.134)
Happy #firstdayofspring! What are your favorite Shakespeare lines about flowers? Tell us in the comments.
From "Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris. or A garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permitt to be noursed up," created by John Parkinson between in 1629. #folgerfinds #quote #botanical
- cinnamonsquirrel822I know a bank where the wild thyme blows [and so on] - Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1.169-172
- crispin_cas9"Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds" -- one of the sonnets; I forgot which. Also Ophelia's flower speech is good too...
- folgerlibrary@crispin_cas9 Sonnet 94! That's a tricky one to parse. We also love Perdita's flower speech in 4.4 of Winter's Tale.
- crispin_cas9Ah yes! Also sonnet 99.
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