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Re: Herbs
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0092.  Saturday, 5 February 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Michael Dobson <U63495@UICVM>
        Date:   Friday, 04 Feb 94 10:47:41 CST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0091  Q: Herbs
 
(2)     From:   John Mucci <
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        Date:   Friday, 4 Feb 94 16:48:25-0500
        Subj:   Herbs and The Bard
 
(3)     From:   John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
        Date:   Friday, 04 Feb 1994 15:28:12 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0091  Q: Herbs
 
 
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From:           Michael Dobson <U63495@UICVM>
Date:           Friday, 04 Feb 94 10:47:41 CST
Subject: 5.0091  Q: Herbs
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0091  Q: Herbs
 
Re: Herbs
 
In response to Roy Flannagan's request for a good 'recent' study of herbs in
Shakespeare, let me suggest Eleanour Sinclair Rohde's "Shakespeare's Wild
Flowers, Fairy Lore, Gardens, Herbs, Gatherers of Simples and Bee Lore",
published by the Medici Society in 1935.  Compared to the plays of Shakespeare
it is certainly recent, and it may help his graduate student learn a style of
prose accessible to people outside the MLA. Also it has lovely pictures.
 
    Michael Dobson
 
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From:           John Mucci <
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Date:           Friday, 4 Feb 94 16:48:25-0500
Subject:        Herbs and The Bard
 
A very complete but little known book is by Adelma Grenier Simmons
entitled, "Plants of Shakespeare," which has each of the plants,
herbs in particular, mentioned in the plays, described as to its
medicinal or culinary properties, along with the passages from the plays
in which each appears. A plan for a "Shakespeare Garden" is included
for those interested in taking the trouble to raise one. It is published
by Caprilands Private Press in Coventry, CT, and may be ordered from
there. The price is less than $5, I believe. The subtitle of the book is
Plans for a Shakespeare Garden; Herbal Plant Quotations from Shakespeare;
Herbs of Shakespeare; Botanists of Shakespeare's Day.  Ms Simmons is a
noted authority on horticulture, and herbs in particular.
 
John Mucci
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From:           John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
Date:           Friday, 04 Feb 1994 15:28:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0091  Q: Herbs
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0091  Q: Herbs
 
Charlotte Otten's book is the best on flora.  I don't remember the title.
 
John Cox
 

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