The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare

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A very readable and graceful volume Saturday Review Entitled from its worth to a place in every Shakespearian library Spectator As accurate as it is delightful Gardener s Chronicle Deserves a place on the shelves of both the student of Shakespeare and the lover of plant lore Journal of Botany The fullest and best book on the subject The Literary World From Ophelia s pansies and Lear s crown of weeds to Desdemona s song of the willow and the many botanical references in A Midsummer Night s Dream the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare abound in allusions to trees flowers herbs and shrubs This unique book explores a charming intersection of nature and literature examining every plant mentioned by the playwright An alphabetical glossary cites each plant placing the quotation in context and discussing its symbolism A synopsis of the plant s history is followed by practical advice for its cultivation Dozens of engravings of plants appear throughout the book in addition to full page illustrations of Shakespeare s garden and other Avon sites Shakespeare enthusiasts historians plant lovers and gardeners will appreciate this comprehensive botanical survey and identification guide A very readable and graceful volume Saturday Review Entitled from its worth to a place in every Shakespearian library Spectator As accurate as it is delightful Gardener s Chronicle Deserves a place on the shelves of both the student of Shakespeare and the lover of plant lore Journal of Botany The fullest and best book on the subject The Literary World From Ophelia s pansies and Lear s crown of weeds to Desdemona s song of the willow and the many botanical references in A Midsummer Night s Dream the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare abound in allusions to trees flowers herbs and shrubs This unique book explores a charming intersection of nature and literature examining every plant mentioned by the playwright An alph

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Botanist and gardener Henry Nicholson Ellacombe (1822–1916) was vicar of the Gloucestershire parish of Bitton. He grew a tremendous variety of plants in his deanery garden and exchanged seeds with Kew and botanical gardens throughout Europe. Ellacombe's other books include Shakespeare as an Angler and In My Vicarage Garden, and Elsewhere.

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