Shakspere's Garden; Or, The Plants And Flowers Named In His Works Described And Defined

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bySidney Beisly

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. MACBETH. N Act i. Scene 1, Banquo, in reply to Macbeth after the disappearance of the Witches, says:--Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root, That takes the reason prisoner? It is difficult to decide what plant Shakspere meant by the insane root. Mr. Knight, in his edition of' Shakspere,' says: 'Henbane is referred to, and that it is called insana in an old book of medicine, which Shakspere might have consulted;' but he does not give the name of it. There is an old book, 'Bartholomasus de Proprietatibus rerum,'f printed 1535, in which is the following passage on henbane: 'This herb is called insana, wood, for the use thereof is perilous; for if it be eate or dranke, hit bredeth woodenes, or slowe likenes of slepe; therefore this herbe is called comonly Mirilidni, for it taketh away wytte and reason' First printed in the folio of 1623. f The following; is Mr. Douce's notice of this work (Illustrations of Shakspere):--'It is a general history of nature, composed in Latin by Bartholomew Glanville, an English Minorite or Franciscan, of the family of the Earls of Suffolk. He flourished about the year 1360, and appears to have been the Pliny of his time. It was several times printed abroad, in the infancy of the typographic art, and translated into the English, French, Dutch, and Spanish languages. The English version was made by John Trevisa, a Cornish man, and Vicar of Barkley in Gloucestershire, at the request of his patron Thomas Lord Barkley, in the year 1398, and originally printed by Wynkyn de Worde; for there is no evidence that it came from Caxton's press in English, though it has been so asserted. The next edition was printed in 1535, by Thomas Berthelette, in folio.' Fuller, in his ' Worthies of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. MACBETH. N Act i. Scene 1, Banquo, in reply to Macbeth after the disappearance of the Witches, says:--Were such ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217551289

ISBN - 13:9780217551281

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