|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|I never saw a Purple Cow,|
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow
Id rather see than be one.
Gelett BurgessThe Purple Cow.
|The Moo-cow-moos got a tail like a rope|
En its ravelled down where it grows,
En its just like feeling a piece of soap
All over the moo-cows nose.
Edmund Vance CookeThe Moo-Cow-Moo.
|You may rezoloot till the cows come home.|
John HayLittle Breeches. Banty Tim.
|A curst cow hath short horns.|
| A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.|
Samuel JohnsonBoswells Life of Johnson. (1772).
|The friendly cow all red and white,|
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might
To eat with apple-tart.
StevensonChilds Garden of Verses. The Cow.
|I warrant you lay abed till the cows came home.|
SwiftPolite Conversations. Dialog. 2.
|Thank you, pretty cow, that made|
Pleasant milk to soak my bread.
Anne TaylorThe Cow.