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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Whoe’er has gone thro’ London street,
Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat,
    And how he keeps
    Gloating upon a sheep’s
Or bullock’s personals, as if his own;
    How he admires his halves
    And quarters—and his calves,
As if in truth upon his own legs grown.
        Hood—A Butcher.
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, that’s 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 Whitman—The Workingmen. Pt. VI. St. 32.

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