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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Sheep
 
A black sheep is a biting beast.
        Bastard’s Chrestoleros. P. 90. (1598).
  1
She walks—the lady of my delight—
  A sheperdess of sheep.
Her flocks are thoughts. She keeps them white;
  She guards them from the steep.
She feeds them on the fragrant height,
  And folds them in for sleep.
        Alice Meynell—The Lady of the Lambs.
  2
A leap year
Is never a good sheep year.
        Old English Saying.
  3
The mountain sheep are sweeter,
  But the valley sheep are fatter.
We therefore deemed it meeter
  To carry off the latter.
        Thos. L. Peacock—The Misfortunes of Elphin. The War-Song of Dinas Vawr.
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