Quotation by Shakespeare

Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before 'tis a peascod, or a codling when 'tis almost an apple. 'Tis with him in standing water between boy and man.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Malvolio, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 5, l. 156-9.

Describing Cesario, Orsino's page (the disguised Viola); a squash was an unripe peapod; and a codling an unripe apple.
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