Now he was a ploughman (spring), now a fisherman (summer), now a reaper (autumn).
The harvest-time reminded the Bretons of the garnering by that reaper, Death.
This is cut with the reaper and binder just after the wheat plant has flowered.
A reaper is to have in time of corn-harvest 2d., the first week in August, and 3d.
He was fading fast, waning with the waning summer, ...