|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his masters crib.|
Isaiah. I. 3.
|Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.|
Samuel Johnson. Parody on Who rules oer freemen should himself be free, from Henry Brookes Earl of Essex. In Boswells Life of Johnson. (1784).
|As an ox goeth to the slaughter.|
Proverbs. VII. 22. Jeremiah. XI. 19.
| And the plain ox,|
That harmless, honest, guileless animal,
In what has he offended? he whose toil,
Patient and ever ready, clothes the land
With all the pomp of harvest.