As I was walking all alane, I heard twa corbies making a mane; The tane unto the tother say, 'Where sall we gang and dine to-day?' 'In behint yon auld fail dye, I wot there lies a new-slain knight; And naebody kens that he lies there, But his hawk, his hound, and his lady fair. 'His hound is to the hunting gane, His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame, His lady's ta'en another mate, So we may mak our dinner sweet.' Ballads
'The Twa Corbies', opening stanzas.
It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake. Geoffrey Chaucer
c.1385 Troilus and Criseyde, bk.3, l.764.
They were the footprints of a gigantic hound! SirArthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, ch.2.
'A chain of gold ye sall not lack, Nor braid to bind your hair; Nor mettled hound, nor managed hawk, Nor palfrey fresh and fair.' Sir Walter Scott
'Jock of Hazeldean', stanza 3.
The horse loves the hound, and I loves both. Robert Smith SurteesSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Quoted in ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
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