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Quotation by Shakespeare
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Oberon, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 2, sc. 1, l. 249-54.
Describing the nighttime bower of the Queen of the Fairies; the flowers include scented wild roses and sweet briar (eglantine), and all grow wild in the English countryside.
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