Forests, Woods

Drayton's Hampshire 1613

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Trees The greater forests are shown on Drayton's map of Hampshire. Each has a scantily clothed nymph carrying a hunting weapon; long bow and arrows, cross bow, or spear. In the song these are referred to as dryads; and a note says that dryads are the goddesses of oak trees. The forests included are:-

Buckholt fo:

Chute fo:

Pamber fo:

East Bere fo:

The New fo:

Westbere fo:

Waltham fo:

Wulmer fo:


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