Hath now himself met with the fall of leaf. 52 The weeds which his broad-spreading leaves did shelter, 53 That seem'd in eating him to hold him up, 54 Are pluck'd up root and all by Bullingbrook, 55 I mean the Earl of Wiltshire, Bushy, Green. 56 ManWhat, are they dead? 57 GardenerThey are; and Bullingbrook 58 Hath seiz'd the wasteful king. O, what pity is it 59 That he had not so trimm'd and dress'd his land 60 As we this garden! We at time of year 61. time of year: i.e. the proper season. Do wound the bark, the skin of our fruit-trees, 62 Lest, being over-proud in sap and blood, 63. over-proud: too luxuriant. With too much riches it confound itself; 64 Had he done so to great and growing men, 65 They might have lived to bear and he to taste 66 Their fruits of duty. Superfluous branches 67 We lop away, that bearing boughs may live; 68 Had he done so, himself had borne the crown, 69 Which waste of idle hours hath quite thrown down. 70 ManWhat, think you then the king shall be deposed? 71 Gardener
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