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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
A black sheep is a biting beast.
        Bastard’s Chrestoleros. P. 90. (1598).
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.
A leap year
Is never a good sheep year.
        Old English Saying.
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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