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Green Tree


If they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry? (Luke xxiii. 31.) If the righteous can find no justice in man, what must not the unrighteous expect? If innocent men are condemned to death, what hope can the guilty have? If green wood burns so readily, dry wood would burn more freely still.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Green Howards (The)
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Green Knight (The)
Green Labour
Green Linnets
Green Man
Green Room (The)
Green Sea
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Green Tree
Green Wax
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Green Bag Inquiry
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