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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Fruit
 
Of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
        Genesis, Chap. ii. Ver. 17.
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In the day we eat of this fair fruit, our doom is, we shall die!
        Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IX.
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The tree is known by his fruit.
        St. Matthew, Chap. xii. Verse 33; St. Luke, Chap. vi. Verse 44.
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To taste the fruit of yon celestial tree,
Or die in the adventure.
        Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act I. Scene 1.
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Fruits that blossom first will first be ripe.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (Iago to Roderigo.)
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