Difference between revisions of "Alder (Maplet)"

From Cunnan
Jump to navigationJump to search
Line 1: Line 1:
  +
sittadelv
 
This is the entry for [[alder]] from Maplet's ''[[A Greene Forest]]''
 
This is the entry for [[alder]] from Maplet's ''[[A Greene Forest]]''
   

Revision as of 13:19, 24 November 2007

sittadelv This is the entry for alder from Maplet's A Greene Forest

Of the Alder tree.

The Alder tree (which by corrupt and accustomed kinde of speaking they commonly call the Elder) is of verie barraine and unfruitefull nature, as Theophrast witnesseth: this is his onelie best and the chiefest thing he hath, in that he groweth straight up in bodie, and is in his Wood and inward Marie very soft. His growth sayth he, is in moyst and watrie places, and else no where.