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SWINE
[ Also see Animals Mammals ]

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. VII, v. 6)

Shear swine, all cry and no wool.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (pt. I, canto I, l. 852)

You have a wrong sow by the ear.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (pt. II, canto III, l. 580)

You may see me, fat and shining, with well-cared for hide, . . . a hog from Epicurus' herd.
  [Lat., Me pinguem et nitidum bene curata cute vises,
    . . . Epicuri de grege porcum.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (bk. I, IV, 15, 16)

The fattest hog in Epicurus' sty.
      - William Mason, Heroic Epistle

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'lling swine,
  Compar'd, half-reasoning elephant, with thine!
    'Twixt that and reason what a nice barrier!
      Forever sep'rate, yet forever near!
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. I, l. 221)

The hog that ploughs not, not obeys thy call,
  Lives on the labours of this lord of all.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. III, l. 41)


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