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Search phrase: sheep

Plays

 41 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.26pasture makes fat sheep; and that a great cause of thepasture makes fat sheepe: and that a great cause of the
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.60our sheep; and would you have us kiss tar? Theour sheepe: and would you haue vs kisse Tarre? The
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.94How now? A madman? Why, thou peevish sheep,How now? a Madman? Why thou peeuish sheep
CoriolanusCor II.i.249As to set dogs on sheep – will be his fireAs to set Dogges on Sheepe, will be his fire
HamletHam V.i.114They are sheep and calves which seek out assuranceThey are Sheepe and Calues that seek out assurance
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.v.29Renounce your soil, give sheep in lions' stead.Renounce your Soyle, giue Sheepe in Lyons stead:
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.v.30Sheep run not half so treacherous from the wolf,Sheepe run not halfe so trecherous from the Wolfe,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.54As market-men for oxen, sheep, or horse.As Market men for Oxen, Sheepe, or Horse.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.59being burnt i'th' hand for stealing of sheep.being burnt i'th hand for stealing of Sheepe.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.iii.3They fell before thee like sheep and oxen, and thouThey fell before thee like Sheepe and Oxen, & thou
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.i.27On sheep or oxen could I spend my fury.On Sheepe or Oxen could I spend my furie.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.43To shepherds looking on their silly sheepTo Shepheards, looking on their silly Sheepe,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.vi.8So first the harmless sheep doth yield his fleece,So first the harmlesse Sheepe doth yeeld his Fleece,
Julius CaesarJC I.iii.105But that he sees the Romans are but sheep.But that he sees the Romans are but Sheepe:
King JohnKJ IV.i.17So I were out of prison and kept sheep,So I were out of prison, and kept Sheepe
King LearKL III.iv.101worm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep no wool, theWorme no Silke; the Beast, no Hide; the Sheepe, no Wooll; the
King LearKL III.vi.42Thy sheep be in the corn,
King LearKL III.vi.44Thy sheep shall take no harm.
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.206No sheep, sweet lamb, unless we feed on your lips.No Sheepe (sweet Lamb) vnlesse we feed on your lips.
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.207You sheep, and I pasture. Shall that finish the jest?You Sheepe & I pasture: shall that finish the iest?
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.7love is as mad as Ajax: it kills sheep, it kills me – I aLoue is as mad as Aiax, it kils sheepe, it kils mee, I a
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.8sheep. Well proved again o' my side! I will not love; ifsheepe: Well proued againe a my side. I will not loue; if
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.i.48Ba, most silly sheep with a horn. You hear hisBa most seely Sheepe, with a horne: you heare
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.i.54The sheep. The other two concludes it – o, u.The Sheepe, the other two concludes it o u.
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.68When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheepWhen Iacob graz'd his Vncle Labans sheepe,
The TempestTem IV.i.62Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,Thy Turphie-Mountaines, where liue nibling Sheepe,
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iv.91Than baits to fish, or honey-stalks to sheep,Then baites to fish, or honystalkes to sheepe,
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.312tick in a sheep than such a valiant ignorance.Ticke in a Sheepe, then such a valiant ignorance.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.73And I have played the sheep in losing him.And I haue plaid the Sheepe in loosing him.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.74Indeed, a sheep doth very often stray,Indeede a Sheepe doth very often stray,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.77and I a sheep?and I Sheepe?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.81A silly answer, and fitting well a sheep.A silly answere, and fitting well a Sheepe.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.82This proves me still a sheep.This proues me still a Sheepe.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.86The shepherd seeks the sheep, and not the sheepThe Shepheard seekes the Sheepe, and not the Sheepe
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.88seeks not me. Therefore I am no sheep.seekes not me: therefore I am no Sheepe.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.89The sheep for fodder follow the shepherd; theThe Sheepe for fodder follow the Shepheard, the
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.90shepherd for food follows not the sheep. Thou forShepheard for foode followes not the Sheepe: thou for
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.92not thee. Therefore thou art a sheep.not thee: therefore thou art a Sheepe.
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.64weather? They have scared away two of my best sheep,weather? They haue scarr'd away two of my best Sheepe,
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.122secrecy. Let my sheep go! Come, good boy, the nextsecrecie. Let my sheepe go: Come (good boy) the next
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iii.119sheep, let me be unrolled, and my name put in the booksheepe, let me be vnrold, and my name put in the booke

Poems

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Venus and AdonisVen.532 The sheep are gone to fold, birds to their nest; The sheepe are gone to fold, birds to their nest,
Venus and AdonisVen.685 ‘ Sometime he runs among a flock of sheep, Sometime he runnes among a flocke of sheepe,

Glossary

 8 result(s).
bell-wetherleading sheep of a flock [wearing a bell]; cuckold [of a ram, because horned]
honey-stalkclover flower [harmful to sheep when eaten too much]
muttonsheep
sheepfool, dolt, idiot
sheepcotebuilding where sheep shelter
sheepskin[descriptive of a] drum [the skin of a sheep being used for the making of drumheads]
unfoldingrising, morning [telling the shepherd that it is time to release his sheep from the fold]
wethersheep, ram

Thesaurus

 6 result(s).
building where sheep sheltersheepcote
sheepmutton
sheepwether
sheephoney-stalk
sheep, building to sheltersheepcote
sheep, leadingbell-wether

Themes and Topics

 3 result(s).
Ly
Plurals... with the verb or determiner (as in this sheep is > these...
...is > these sheep are) the shakespearean situation is ...
Classical mythology...2h6 v i 26 like ajax telamonius / on sheep or oxen could i spend my fury ajax a...

Words Families

 14 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
SHEEPBASICsheep n
SHEEPACTIONsheep-shearing adj, sheep-shearing n, sheep-whistling adj
SHEEPAPPEARANCEsheep-biting adj
SHEEPBUILDINGsheepcote n
SHEEPOBJECTsheep-hook n
SHEEPPART OF BODYsheepskin n
SHEEPPEOPLEneighbour-shepherd n, sheep-biter n, shepherd adj, shepherd n, shepherdess n
SHEPHERD(ESS)BASICsee SHEEP
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