a cherry year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb year

1678 J. RAY English Proverbs (ed. 2) 52 A cherry year a merry year: A plum year a dumb year. This is a puerile and senceless rythme..as far as I can see.

1869 R. INWARDS Weather Lore 14 The progress of the seasons may be watched by observing the punctuality of the vegetable world... A cherry year, a merry year. A plum year, a dumb year.

1979 V. CANNING Satan Sampler ix. Warboys was studying an arrangement of cherry blossom... The blossom was good this year. A cherry year, a merry year.


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