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 Hex’apla.Heyday of Youth. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hext.
 
When bale is hext, boot is next. When things come to the worst they must soon mend. Bale means misery, hurt, misfortune; hext is highest, as next is nighest; boot means help, profit.   1
 


 Hex’apla.Heyday of Youth. 

 
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