"The even mead ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover, Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank. Conceives by idleness, and nothing teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burrs, Losing both beauty and utility.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Burgundy, in Henry V, act 5, sc. 2, l. 48-53. Describing France as overgrown with weeds instead of flowers, as a result of war.