Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 23:01:26 -0400
From: "(Dale F. Coye)" Dfcoye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Weeds
In a message dated 97-10-08 12:29:42 EDT, you write:
I don't remember where I first encountered the term "widow's weeds," but
it was clear to me that it was archaic/literary,
Most of us probably first encountered it in Shakespeare. "Weeds" occurs 46
times in his works and several times it refers to clothes.
Midsummernights Dream "Weeds of Athens he doth wear"
Twelfth Night "my maiden weeds"
Much Ado "put on other weeds"
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