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Shakespeare's menagerie: Appendix

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hog         2 + thorny hedgehog

Boar        1

Dog         6

Hound    7

Cur           1

Ox            1

Mouse    3

Fox          3

Wolf       2

Horse    5

Lion        30

Tiger       1

Creature 1

Beast     6

All’s Well That Ends Well

Swine    1 he will be swine-drunk (Parolles, Act 4.3)

Dog         2

Fox          3

Horse    11

Lion        2

Creature 8

Antony and Cleopatra

Boar       2

Dog         3

Cow        1

Horse    15

Eagle      1

Lion        3

Creature 3

Beast     3

As You Like It

Hog         1 Orlando, 1.1 Shall I keep your hogs and eat husks with them?

Boar       1

Dog         4

Cow        1

Cattle    2

Ox            2

Sheep    5

Lamb     2

Goat       2

Wolves                   1

Horse    6

Lion        5

Creature 1

Animal  3

Beast     5

Coriolanus

Dog         5

Hound   2

Sheep    2

Lamb     2

Goat       1

Mouse  1

Fox          2

Wolf       2

Horse    6

Eagle      2

Lion        2

Tiger       2

Beast     4

 

Cymbeline

Boar       1

Dog         5

Lamb     2

Chicken                  1

Goat       1

Fox          1

Wolf       1

Horse    9

Eagle      10

Lion        4

Creature 8

Beast     4

Hamlet

Swinish  Hamlet 1.4 They clepe us drunkards, and with swinish phrase/Soil our addition;

Dog         3

Sheep    2

Mouse  3

Fox          1

Horse    8

Lion        1

Creature 5

Beast     8

Animal                    5

Henry IV Part 1

Swinish 1 Falstaff Act 4.2 I had a hundred and fifty tattered prodigals lately come from swine-keeping, from eating draff and husks.

Dog         4

Hound   1

Kine        1

Ox            1

Oxen      1

Goat       2

Fox          2

Horse    43

Eagle      2

Lion        11

Creature 3

Beast     5

Henry IV part 2

Sow         1 Falstaff I do here walk before thee like a sow that
hath overwhelmed all her litter but one.

Pig           1 (boar-pig, Doll Tearsheet)

Boar       2

Dog         6

Hound   2

Lamb     1

Mouse  1

Fox          1

Wolf       2

Wolves                   1

Horse    14

Lion        2

Monkey 1

Creature 1

Beast     3

 

Henry V

Sow         1 Constable I could make as true a boast as that, if I had a sow to my mistress.

Pig           2 Fluellen call you the town’s name where Alexander the Pig was born!…

Why, I pray you, is not pig great? the pig, or the great, or the mighty, or the huge, or the

Dog         10

Hound   3

Lamb     2

Goat       3

Mouse  1

Fox          1

Wolves                   1

Horse    25

Eagle      1

Lion        4

Tiger       1

Creature 3

Beast     3

Henry VI Part 1

Dog         4

Hound   1

Oxen      2

Sheep    4

Lamb     2

Wolf       3

Horse    12

Eagle      1

Lion        5

Creature 1

Henry VI Part 2

Dog         3

Ox            1

Oxen      2

Sheep    3

Lamb     4

Chicken                  2

Fox          3

Wolf       1

Wolves                   2

Horse    6

Eagle      2

Lion        2

Creature 1

Beast     1

Henry VI Part 3

Dog         3

Hound   1

Sheep    2

Lamb     5

Fox          1

Wolf       4

Wolves 3

Horse    5

Eagle      3

Lion        7

Tiger       3

Creature 1

Henry VIII

Dog         1

Cow        1

Fox          1

Wolf       1

Horse    4

Lion        1

Creature 6

Julius Caesar

Dog         2

Hound   2

Sheep    1

Lamb     1

Wolf       1

Horse    6

Eagle      1

Lion        6

Creature 4

Beast     4

King John

Swine    1 Bastard (Act 5.2) To hug with swine, to seek sweet safety out
In vaults and prisons

Dog         2

Cow        1

Ox            1

Sheep    1

Lamb     1

Horse    1

Eagle      1

Lion        21 (4 Coeur-de-Lion)

Tiger       1

Creature 2

Beast     1

 

King Lear

Swine    1 Cordelia, 4.7 and wast thou fain, poor father,
To hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlorn,
In short and musty straw?

Hog         1 Edgar, 3.4 false of heart, light of
ear, bloody of hand; hog in sloth, fox in stealth,
wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in prey.

Boar       1

Dog         18

Hound   2

Cow        2 Edmund It is the cowish terror of his spirit, Edgar eats cow-dung for sallets

Sheep    4

Goat       1 Edmund an admirable evasion
of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish

Mouse  1

Fox          5

Wolf       4

Wolves                   1

Horse    19

Lion        2

Tiger       1

Creature 4

Beast     4

Animal  1

 

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Swine  1 Holofernes fire enough for a flint, pearl enough for a swine: ’tis pretty; it is well.

Swinish

Dog         1

Hound   2

Ox            1

Sheep    7

Lamb     2

Mouse  1

Fox          3

Horse    8

Eagle      2

Lion        2

Beast     2

Animal  1

Macbeth

Swine    1

Swinish 1 Lady Macbeth When in swinish sleep

Sow         1 First Witch Pour in sow’s blood, that hath eaten
Her nine farrow;

Pig           1 hedge-pig

Dog         3

Hound  3 (+ long speech on nature of hounds)

Lamb     2

Chicken                  1

Goat       1

Wolf       2

Wolves                   1

Horse    10

Eagle      1

Lion        2

Tiger       3

Rhino     1

Beast     1

Measure for Measure

Sheep    1

Lamb     2

Fox          2

Horse    1

Lion        2

Creature 1

Beast     5

Much Ado About Nothing

Dog         3

Cow        3

Sheep    1

Lamb     2

Fox          1

Wolves                   1

Horse    6

Lion        1

Creature 2

Beast     2

Animal  1

 

Othello

 

Dog         7

Hound   1

Goat       3

Wolves                   1

Lion        1

Creature 8

Beast     5

Pericles

Mouse  1

Horse    2

Eagle      1

Creature 9

Richard II

Dog         3

Lamb     1

Horse    13

Eagle      2

Lion        4

Creature 2

Beast     3

Richard III

Swine    1. Richmond 5.2 this foul swine
Lies now even in the centre of this isle,

Hog         1. hedgehog, Thou elvish-marked abortive rooting hog

Boar       11

Dog         9

Hound   1

Lamb     3

Wolf       1

Horse    22

Eagle      2

Creature 4

Beast     3

Romeo and Juliet

Pig           1 Mercutio Sometime she gallops o’er a courtier’s nose,
And then dreams he of smelling out a suit;
And sometime comes she with a tithe-pig’s tail

Dog         6

Lamb     4

Mouse  4

Horse    3

Eagle      1

Creature 3

Beat       4

The Comedy of Errors

Pig           2. Dromio of Ephesus The capon burns, the pig falls from the spit,

Dromio 2.1 ‘The pig,’ quoth I, ‘is burn’d;’ ‘My gold!’ quoth he:

Hound   1

Sheep    1

Wolf       1

Horse    2

Tiger       1

Creature 4

Beast     6

The Merchant of Venice

Hog         1 3.5 Launcelot This making Christians will raise the price of hogs: if we grow all to be pork-eaters, we shall not shortly have a rasher on the coals for money

Pig           2 4.1 Shylock Some men there are love not a gaping pig;..

Why he cannot abide a gaping pig…

Dog         9

Sheep    1

Lamb     2

Goat       1

Wolf       2

Horse    4

Lion        2

Creature 2

Beast     1

Animal                    1

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Swine    1 4.2 Mistress Page ‘Tis old, but true,

Still swine eat all the draff.

Hog         3

Dog         11

Hound   1

Cattle    1

Kine        1 Mistress Page And there he blasts the tree and takes the cattle
And makes milch-kine yield blood and shakes a chain

Ox            1

Goat       1

Fox          1

Horse    7

Creature 4

Beast     6

The Taming of the Shrew

Swine    1 Lord O monstrous beast! how like a swine he lies!

Boar       1

Dog         4

Hound   5

Kine        1

Ox            1

Oxen      1

Sheep    1

Lamb     1

Fox          1

Horse    25

Lion        1

Creature 1

Beast     4

The Tempest

Hog         hedgehogs

Pig           1 pignuts

Dog         5

Hound   1

Sheep    1

Wolves                   1

Horse    1 horse-piss

Lion        2

Creature 7

Beast     4

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Dog         22

Sheep    11

Lamb     1

Fox          1

Horse    3

Lion        2

Tiger       1

Creature 1

Beast     1

 

The Winter’s Tale

Swine  1. 4.4 Servant Master, there is three carters, three shepherds, three neat-herds, three swine-herds, that have made themselves all men of hair,

Sow         1. Autolycus 4.3 If tinkers may have leave to live,
And bear the sow-skin budget,

Sheep    11

Lamb     1

Wolf       1

Wolves                   1

Horse    4

Creature 7

Beast     1

Timon of Athens

Swine    1 Timon 5.1 What a god’s gold,
That he is worshipp’d in a baser temple
Than where swine feed!

Boar       1

Dog         20

Hound   1

Lamb     1

Chicken                  1

Fox          3

Wolf       2

Wolves                   3

Horse    9

Eagle      2

Lion        4

Tiger       1

Creature 4

Beast     20

 

Titus Andronicus

Boar       1

Dog         5

Hound   9

Cow        1

Cattle    1

Sheep    1

Lamb     2

Goat       1

Horse    3

Eagle      1

Lion        3

Tiger       5

Creature 2

Beast     5

 

Troilus and Cressida

Dog         8

Hound   9

Ox            3

Oxen      1

Sheep    1

Lamb     2

Chicken                  1

Mouse  1

Fox          2

Wolf       3

Horse    11

Eagle      1

Lion        6

Tiger       2

Creature 1

Beast     3

 

Twelfth Night

Dog         5

Hound   1

Oxen      1

Sheep    1

Lamb     1

Mouse  2

Fox          2

Wolf       1

Horse    5

Lion        1

Tiger       1

Creature 2

 

Two Noble Kinsmen

Swine    2

Pig           1

Boar       2

Dog         3

Hound   1

Chicken                  1

Lion        4

Wolf       3

Horse    16

Eagle      1

Tiger       2

Creature 2

Beast     6

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