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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:127
AUTHOR:John Heywood (1497?–1580?)
QUOTATION:Ill weede growth fast. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Proverbes. Part i. Chap. x.
 
Note 1.
Ewyl weed ys sone y-growe.—MS. Harleian, circa 1490.

An ill weed grows apace.—George Chapman: An Humorous Day’s Mirth.

Great weeds do grow apace.—William Shakespeare: Richard III. act ii. sc. 4. Beaumont and Fletcher: The Coxcomb, act iv. sc. 4. [back]
 

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