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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
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  The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib.
        Isaiah. I. 3.
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Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.
        Samuel Johnson. Parody on “Who rules o’er freemen should himself be free,” from Henry Brooke’s Earl of Essex. In Boswell’s Life of Johnson. (1784).
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As an ox goeth to the slaughter.
        Proverbs. VII. 22. Jeremiah. XI. 19.
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            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.
        Thomson—The Seasons.
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