Herbs

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Herbs are plants that are valued for flavor, scent, medicinal or other qualities. Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines, and for spiritual purposes.

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  • Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
    Remember me to one who lives there,
    He (she) once was a true love of mine.
    • Scarborough Fair, a traditional English ballad of unknown origin, recorded by various artists in the 20th century.
  • Thine eyes are springs in whose serene
    And silent waters heaven is seen.
    Their lashes are the herbs that look
    On their young figures in the brook.
  • Dreary rosmarye
    That always mourns the dead.
    • Thomas Hood, Flowers, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 682.
  • I pray your Highness mark this curious herb:
    Touch it but lightly, stroke it softly, Sir,
    And it gives forth an odor sweet and rare;
    But crush it harshly and you'll make a scent
    Most disagreeable.
    • Charles Godfrey Leland, Sweet Basil, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 774.
  • The basil tuft, that waves
    Its fragrant blossom over graves.
    • Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh (1817), "Light of the Harem", reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 57.
  • The humble rosemary
    Whose sweets so thanklessly are shed
    To scent the desert and the dead.
    • Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh (1817), "Light of the Harem", reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 682.
  • There is an herb named in Latine Convolvulus (i. e. with wind), growing among shrubs and bushes, which carrieth a flower not unlike to this Lilly, save that it yeeldeth no smell nor hath those chives within; for whitenesse they resemble one another very much, as if Nature in making this floure were a learning and trying her skill how to frame the Lilly indeed.
    • Pliny the Elder, Natural History, Book XXI, Chapter X; Holland's translation, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 137.
  • In the nice bee, what sense so subtly true
    From pois'nous herbs extracts the healing dew?
  • The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: which indeed is the least of all seeds: but, when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
    • Joseph Smith, Jr., reported in Alma P. Burton, Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 259.
Flowering Oregano

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