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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Precocity
 
Early ripe, early rotten.  1
He dies before he is old who is wise before his day.  Latin.  2
Soon fire, soon ashes.  Dutch.  3
Soon grass, soon hay.  Dutch.  4
Soon old, soon cold; soon old, soon with God.  German.  5
Soon ripe, soon rotten.  Latin.  6
So wise so young, they say do never live long.  Shakespeare.  7
What ripens fast does not last.  8
 
 
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