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April

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April. n.s. [Aprillis, Lat. Avril, Fr.] The fourth month of the year, January counted first.

April is represented by a young man in green, with a garland of myrtle and hawthorn buds; in one hand primroses and violets, in the other the sign Taurus. Peacham on Drawings.

Men are April when they woo, December when they wed: Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. Shakesp. As you like it.

Sources: Shakespeare's As You Like It (40) · Peacham, Henry (53)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "April." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 13, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5242.


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