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But while he slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Cotton affirmed: "Better tolerate hypocrites and tares than thorns and briers."
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
Motives are so mixed that it is hard to stimulate the growth of the wheat without stimulating that of the tares also.
GIRLS AND WOMENHARRIET E. PAINE (AKA E. CHESTER}
The other name for the Vetch is Tares, which is, no doubt, an old English word that has never been satisfactorily explained.
THE PLANT-LORE AND GARDEN-CRAFT OF SHAKESPEAREHENRY NICHOLSON ELLACOMBE
In their great harvest-field they claimed the tares to be as valuable as the wheat, and never gave thought to the "harvest day."
CHOICE READINGS FOR THE HOME CIRCLEANONYMOUS
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
Then I divined that he was the enemy sowing tares, and the people in their blindness see it not, and gather them up.
THE STORMALEKSANDR NICOLAEVICH OSTROVSKY
You long ago have made their acquaintance in the form of the tares that the enemy sowed among the wheat.
A COURSE OF LECTURES ON THE PRINCIPLES OF DOMESTIC ECONOMY AND COOKERYJULIET CORSON
Divisions have crept in; tares have been sown with the wheat, and have come up, and are choking the true plants of God.
AURELIANWILLIAM WARE
On that day Aethelred, ‘by the advice of his satraps, determined to destroy the tares among the wheat, the Danes in England.’
OXFORDANDREW LANG

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