Where does the term “proud flesh” come from and What does proud flesh mean?

“Proud flesh” is proud only by virtue of being swollen, as if by pride.

In the same sense, we speak of grain which, by luxurious growth, is unseasonably proud, swollen beyond the normal stage of advancement.

where does the term proud flesh come from and what does proud flesh mean
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