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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Butchering
 
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.
  1
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.
  2
Why, that’s spoken like an honest drovier; so they sell bullocks.
        Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 201.
  3
The butcher in his killing clothes.
        Walt Whitman—The Workingmen. Pt. VI. St. 32.
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