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"

Dale Coye

The College of NJ