A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.
~ Sir Thomas More
Tudor statesman and philosopher ~ 1478-1535
The desire of sage is to render man immortal.
~ From a medieval transcript
An honest laborious Country-man with good Bread, salt, and a little parsley, will make a contented meal with roasted onion.
~ John Evelyn ~ Herbalist – 1620-1706
A man’s nature runs either to herbs or weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one and destroy the other.
~ Sir Frances Bacon
There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.
~ William Shakespeare – Hamlet
And I will make thee beds of roses and a thousand fragrant posies.
~ Christopher Marlowe – writer, poet, playwright, lover
Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram, the marigold that goes with the sun, and with him rise weeping.
~ William Shakespeare – The Winter’s Tale
Those herbs which perfume the air most delightfully, not passed by as the rest, but being trodden upon and crushed, are three; this is, burnet, wild thyme, and watermints. Therefore, you are to set whole alleys of them, to have the pleasure when you walk or tread.
~ Sir Francis Bacon
Thank you, noble men.
~ Meadow Walker