|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|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.
|In the day we eat of this fair fruit, our doom is, we shall die!|
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book IX.
|The tree is known by his fruit.|
St. Matthew, Chap. xii. Verse 33; St. Luke, Chap. vi. Verse 44.
|To taste the fruit of yon celestial tree,|
Or die in the adventure.
Shakespeare.Pericles, Act I. Scene 1.
|Fruits that blossom first will first be ripe.|
Shakespeare.Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (Iago to Roderigo.)