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saffron “would have made all the unbaked and doughy youth of a nation in his colour—Whose villanous,” ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, iv. 5. 2. In this passage there seems to be, as Warburton observes, an allusion both to the fashionable and fantastic custom of wearing yellow, and to that of colouring paste with saffron ( “I must have saffron to colour the warden pies,” THE WINTER'S TALE, iv. 3. 43 ).

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