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Ripe medlars

Posted by Nikhilesh sinha on December 16, 2004

In Reply to: Ripe medlars posted by Brian from Shawnee on December 15, 2004

There is a reference to medlars in Shakespear's As you Like it.

The character Jacques uses the simle to describe how a man is rotten before he is ripe, or is past his prime before he reaches it.