"I had rather live with cheese and garlic in a windmill, far, than feed on cates and have him talk to me In any summer-house in Christendom."
-- Henry IV, Part 1 Act 3, Scene 1
"And, most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath."
-- A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 4, Scene 2
"The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd
And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven…."
-- Richard II, Act 2, Scene 4
"Yes, by Saint Anne, and ginger shall be hot i' the
-- Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 3
"I must have saffron to colour the warden pies; mace; dates?--none, that's out of my note; nutmegs, seven; a race or two of ginger, but that I may beg; four pound of prunes, and as many of raisins o' the sun."
A Winter's Tale, Act 4, Scene 3
"ORLEANS: He's of the colour of the nutmeg.
DAUPHIN: And of the heat of the ginger. It is a beast for Perseus: he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him.…"
-- Henry V, Act4, Scene 7
"I cannot tell; I fear 'tis choleric. What say you to a piece of beef and mustard?"
-- Taming of the Shrew, Act 4, Scene 3
"Swear me, Kate, like a lady as thou art, a good mouth-filling oath, and leave 'in sooth,' And such protest of pepper-gingerbread, to velvet-guards and Sunday-citizens. Come, sing."
-- Henry IV, Part I, Act 3, Scene 1
"Indeed, sir, she was the sweet marjoram of the salad, or rather, the herb of grace."
-- All's Well That Ends Well, Act 4, Scene 5
Here's flowers for you; hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; the marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun and with him rises weeping: these are flowers of middle summer, and I think they are given to men of middle age."
-- The Winter's Tale. Act 4, Scene 4
"Reverend sirs, For you there's rosemary and rue; these keep seeming and savour all the winter long: grace and remembrance be to you both, and welcome to our shearing!"
-- The Winter's Tale, Act 4, Scene 4
"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies. that's for thoughts."
-- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act 4, Scene 5
"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine…."
-- A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2, Scene 1
"Mine eyes smell onions; I shall weep anon…."
-- All's Well That Ends Well, Act 5, Scene 3