Marvell:Apropos of the Marvell quote (My vegetable love should grow/vaster than empires, and more slow), do I detect an echo in Patience?
An attachment a la Plato for a bashful young potato
or a not too French french bean.
And everyone will say, as you walk your flowery way,
If he's content with a vegetable love that would certainly not suit me,
Why what a most particularly pure young man this pure young man must be!