Apple-johns

King Henry 4.2, [2.4.1-9]. Francis. “What the devil hast thou brought there? Apple-johns? Thou knowest Sir John cannot endure an apple-john.” Sec.draw. “Mass, thou say’st true/ The Prince once set a dish of apple-johns before him, and told him there were five more Sir Johns, and, putting off his hat, said ‘I will now take my leave of these six, dry, round, old, wither’d knights.’ It angered him to the heart. But he hath forgot that.”

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Bevington: An apple John is “a kind of apple eaten when shriveled and withered.”

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  1. Shakespeare’s Plants (alphabetical) « PLANTS Says:

    […] Dream, [3.2.102-104]; apple-john, Henry IV.1, [3.3.1-10]; apple-john, King Henry 4.2, [2.4.1-9]; pippin, King Henry 4.2, [5.3.1-4]; leathercoats King Henry 4.2, [5.3.41]; Twelfth Night, […]

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