Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s 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.)