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 Winter, Summer.Wipple-tree or Whipultre. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare).
Taken from the Pleasant History of Dorastus and Fawnia by Robert Green. Dorastus is called by Shakespeare Florizel and Doricles, and Fawnia is Perdita. Leontes of the Winter’s Tale is Egistus in the novel, Polixenes is Pandosto, and Hermi’one is Bellaria.   1

 Winter, Summer.Wipple-tree or Whipultre. 

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