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Swine
 
Shear swine, all cry and no wool.
        Butler—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 852.
  1
You have a wrong sow by the ear.
        Butler—Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto III. L. 580. Jonson—Every Man in his Humour. Act II. Sc. 1.
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Me pinguem et nitidum bene curata cute vises,
…Epicuri de grege porcum.
  You may see me, fat and shining, with well-cared for hide,… a hog from Epicurus’ herd.
        Horace—Epistles. Bk. I. IV. 15. 16.
  3
The fattest hog in Epicurus’ sty.
        William Mason—Heroic Epistle.
  4
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine.
        Matthew. VII. 6.
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Then on the grounde
Togyder rounde
  With manye a sadde stroke,
They roll and rumble,
They turne and tumble,
  As pigges do in a poke.
        Sir Thomas More—How a Sergeant would learn to Playe the Frere.
  6
How Instinct varies in the grov’ling swine.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. I. L. 221.
  7
The hog that ploughs not, nor obeys thy call,
Lives on the labours of this lord of all.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 41.
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