C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


The butcher in his killing clothes.

Walt Whitman.

  • Whoe’er has gone thro’ London street,
  • Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat,
  • And how he keeps
  • Gloating upon a sheep’s
  • Of bullock’s personals, as if his own;
  • How he admires his halves
  • And quarters—and his calves,
  • As if in truth upon his own legs grown.
  • Hood.