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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Shear swine, all cry and no wool.
        Butler—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 852.
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.
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.
The fattest hog in Epicurus’ sty.
        William Mason—Heroic Epistle.
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine.
        Matthew. VII. 6.
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.
How Instinct varies in the grov’ling swine.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. I. L. 221.
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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