Quotation by Shakespeare

The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth
The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover,
Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank.
Conceives by idleness, and nothing teems
But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burrs,
Losing both beauty and utility.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Burgundy, in Henry V, act 5, sc. 2, l. 48-53.

Describing France as overgrown with weeds instead of flowers, as a result of war.
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