The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much
sleep. Woody pseudonym of Allen Stewart Konigsberg Allen 'The Scrolls', in The New Republic, 31 Aug.
When he killed a calf he would do it in a high style, and make a speech. John Aubrey Brief Lives (published1813),'William Shakespeare'.
Aubrey had been
misinformed that Shakespeare's father was a butcher. He was in fact a
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving
tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said,These
be thy gods,O Israel, which brought thee up out of the
land of Egypt. Bible (Old Testament) Exodus 32:4.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the
leopard shall lie down with
the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the
fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow
and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down
together: and the lion shall eat straw likethe ox. And
thesucking child shall playonthehole of the asp, and the
weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice'den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain for
the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the L, as the
waters cover the sea. Bible (Old Testament) ORDIsaiah11:6^9.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way
off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and
ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son
said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and
in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy
son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forththebest
robe, and put itonhim; and put a ring on his hand, and
shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and
kill it: and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was
dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they
began to be merry. Bible (NewTestament) St Luke15:20^4.