Tag Archives: Thomas Cavendish

“Herbs…Perfume the Air Most Delightfully”~

“My gardens sweet, enclosed with walles strong, embarked with benches to sytt and take my rest. The Knotts so enknotted, it cannot be exprest. With arbours and alys so pleasant and so dulce, the pestylant ayers with flavours to repulse.” … Continue reading

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“Faerie-Folks Are in Old Oaks” ~Herbal Quotes & Images

Intermingled with the lovely, poetic quotes are the simple Old herbal sayings. I enjoy both and hope you will take pleasure in this sampling. What can kill , can cure. The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod … Continue reading

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‘As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul,’ & Other Herbal Quotes

 ‘Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun, and with him rise weeping.’ ~ Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale ‘If you set it, the cats will eat it, If you sow it, the cats don’t know … Continue reading

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Age-Old Herbs Heal the Body & Lift the Spirit

“Man is ill because he is never still.” ~Paracelsus “Every simple plant remedy is blessed and gifted by GOD and its Handmaiden nature to such an extent, that according to it’s own nature and way, it has the power to … Continue reading

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“What Can Kill, Can Cure.”~

Intermingled with the lovely, poetic quotes are the simple Old herbal sayings. I enjoy both and hope you will take pleasure in this sampling. What can kill , can cure. The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod … Continue reading

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