AND PROBLEMS (1633)
IV. Why Is There More Variety of Greene than of Other Colours?
It is because it is figure of Youth, wherein Nature would provide as many Greene, as Youth hath Affections; and so present a Sea-greene for profuse wafters in voyages; a Grasse-greene for sudden new men enobled from Grasiers; and a Goose-greene for such Polititians as pretend to preserve the Capitoll. Or else Prophetically foreseeing an Age wherein they shall all hunt. And for such as misse-demeane themselves a willow-greene; For Magistrates must aswell have Fasces borne before them to chastize the small offences, as Secures to cut off the great.
Harris, Victor and Itrat Husain. English Prose 1600-1660.
New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, Inc., 1965. 254.
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