Thistle – 4

Thistle - 4
“In agriculture the Thistle is the recognized sign of untidiness and neglect, being found not so much in barren ground, as in good ground not properly cared for. It has always been a plant of ill repute among us; Shakespeare classes ‘rough Thistles’ with ‘hateful Docks,’ and further back in the history of our race we read of the Thistle representing part of the primeval curse on the earth in general, and on man in particular, for – ‘Thorns also and Thistles shall it bring forth to thee.'”

A Modern Herbal Mrs. M. Grieve http://botanical.com

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