Thomas Hill, The gardeners labyrinth..., 1577 - p.25, gardeners prepare their beds..

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Date:1577

Description:Gardening: a task known to Shakespeare

Many of Shakespeare’s scenes are set in gardens. The plays indicate a familiarity with the tasks of setting seeds, weeding and raising plants for pleasure as well as for use in the kitchen, or as medicines. In Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence collects herbs in his basket : 'I must up-fill this osier cage of ours with bale-ful weeds and precious-juiced flowers.' 2,2, lines 1-22.


Full title: Thomas Hill, The gardeners labyrinth: containing a discourse of the gardeners life in the yearly travels to be bestowed on his plot of earth,... wherein are set forth divers hebers, knottes and mazes... also the physicke benefit of each herbe, plant and floure gathered... by Didymus Mountaine, London, Henry Bynneman, 1577.


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1570s
Henri Estienne, A mervaylous discourse upon... Katherine de Medici…, 1575 - title page
Henri Estienne, A mervaylous discourse upon... Katherine de Medici…, 1575 - title page

Shakespeare may have owned this book. Shakespeare purchased New Place, the largest ...

1590s
William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, 1594, leaf F4v.
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1610s
Plutarch, The lives of the noble Grecians and Romaines, 1612 - Antony and Cleopatra, p. 922, detail.
Plutarch, The lives of the noble Grecians and Romaines, 1612 - Antony and Cleopatra, p. 922, detail.

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1630s
William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, 1631 - Act 4 begins with after dinner discussion
William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, 1631 - Act 4 begins with after dinner discussion

Shakespeare’s schoolteacher is parodied. Much of the comedy in Love’s ...

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