Quotation by Sir Walter Raleigh

And they be these: the wood, the weed, the wag.
The wood is that which makes the gallow tree;
The weed is that which strings the hangman's bag;
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?–1618), British poet. Three Things There Be That Prosper All Apace (l. 5–7). . .

Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.
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