" On his bow-back he hath a battle set
Of bristly pikes, that ever threat his foes ;
His eyes like glow-worms shine when he doth fret ; His snout digs sepulchres where'er he goes ;
Being moved, he strikes whate'er is in his way,
And whom he strikes his cruel tushes slay.
" His brawny sides, with hairy bristles armed,
Are better proof than thy spear's point can enter ; His short thick neck cannot be easily harmed ;
Being ireful on the lion he will venture : The thorny brambles and embracing bushes, As fearful of him, part; through whom he rushes."
Venus and Adonis—Shakspeare