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Quotation by Shakespeare
Do I not bate? do I not dwindle? Why, my skin hangs about me like an old lady's loose gown; I am withered like an old
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 3, sc. 3, l. 2-4.
"Bate" means abate, grow thin; "apple-john" means kind of apple which was kept until the skin shrivelled.
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