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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Cow
 
I never saw a Purple Cow,
  I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow
  I’d rather see than be one.
        Gelett Burgess—The Purple Cow.
  1
The Moo-cow-moo’s got a tail like a rope
  En it’s ravelled down where it grows,
En it’s just like feeling a piece of soap
  All over the moo-cow’s nose.
        Edmund Vance Cooke—The Moo-Cow-Moo.
  2
You may rezoloot till the cows come home.
        John Hay—Little Breeches. Banty Tim.
  3
A curst cow hath short horns.
        Herbert—Jacula Prudentum.
  4
  A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.
        Samuel Johnson—Boswell’s Life of Johnson. (1772).
  5
The friendly cow all red and white,
  I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might
  To eat with apple-tart.
        Stevenson—Child’s Garden of Verses. The Cow.
  6
I warrant you lay abed till the cows came home.
        Swift—Polite Conversations. Dialog. 2.
  7
Thank you, pretty cow, that made
Pleasant milk to soak my bread.
        Anne Taylor—The Cow.
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