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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9363
AUTHOR:Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas (1544–1590)
QUOTATION:Turning our seed-wheat-kennel tares,
To burn-grain thistle, and to vaporie darnel,
Cockle, wild oats, rough burs, corn-cumbring
Tares. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Second Week, First Day, Part iii.
 
Note 1.
Crown’d with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,
With burdocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,
Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
In our sustaining corn.
William Shakespeare: Lear, act iv. sc. 4. [back]
 

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