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 Willow.Willow Pattern. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Willow Garland.
 
An emblem of being forsaken. “All round my hat I wear a green willow.” So Shakespeare: “I offered him my company to a willow-tree … . to make him a garland, as being forsaken.” (Much Ado About Nothing, ii. 1.) The very term weeping willow will suffice to account for its emblematical character.   1
 


 Willow.Willow Pattern. 

 
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