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Salad Days

Posted by Gary Martin on March 11, 2000

In Reply to: Salad Days posted by Dave on March 11, 2000

: Does anyone know the meaning of the phrase "salad days"?

: I've heard it's from Antony and Clepatra but I can't find it.

: Thanks!

Shakespeare did use it in A&C. It may have originated earlier; Shakespeare often used biblical phrases, although I don't think this is one. He never used the word Bible in any of his plays though.

My salad days,
When I was green in judgment: cold in blood,
To say as I said then!