A fiendish libertine from his earliest years this stinking goat of Mendes gave precocious signs of infantile debauchery, recalling the cities of the plain, with a dissolute granddam.
That young figure of then is seen, precociously manly, walking on a nipping morning from the old house in Clanbrassil street to the high school, his booksatchel on him bandolierwise, and in it a goodly hunk of wheaten loaf, a mother’s thought.
BLOOM: I was precocious.
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She was a precocious child who always pointed to logical flaws in her parents’ rules.
precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias