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pale — “The red blood reigns in the winter's,” THE WINTER'S TALE, iv. 3. 4. “The meaning is, ‘the red, the spring blood now reigns o'er the parts lately under the dominion of winter.’ The English pale, the Irish pale, were frequent expressions in Shakespeare's time; and the words red and pale were chosen for the sake of the antithesis” (FARMER) . Qy. is any thing more meant than that“the red blood reigns in the place of the pale blood of winter” ?

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