|The twelve trees
|Then I did say good-bye, and I did say good-bye to all those twelve trees growing near
them. And all those twelve trees that do grow near unto
King Edward III
Queen Philippa of Hainault
--those twelve trees are their twelve children. The tree
unto Edward III, that is
Edward Prince of Wales
; and the one next unto him is
Lionel Duke of Clarence
; and the one most near unto him, that is
John of Gaunt
, Duke of Lancaster. The time was when there were only ten trees growing there, and I did have needs to plant two more. Two little ones I did plant, and one is for baby
and one is for baby
, the other one.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.