|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Whoeer has gone thro London street,|
Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat,
And how he keeps
Gloating upon a sheeps
Or bullocks personals, as if his own;
How he admires his halves
And quartersand his calves,
As if in truth upon his own legs grown.
|Who finds the heifer dead and bleeding fresh|
And sees fast by a butcher with an axe,
But will suspect twas he that made the slaughter?
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 188.
|Why, thats spoken like an honest drovier; so they sell bullocks.|
Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 201.
|The butcher in his killing clothes.|
Walt WhitmanThe Workingmen. Pt. VI. St. 32.