Wolf and

  • Call for the robin redbreast and the wren,
    Since o'er shady groves they hover,
    And with leaves and flowers do cover
    The friendless bodies of unburied men.
    • Act V, scene iv.
  • But keep the wolf far thence, that's foe to men,
    For with his nails he'll dig them up again.
    •  The White Devil John Webster ___Act V, scene iv.

Woman to man is either a god or a wolf  __ John Webster


15. Laws for Creations  _ Whitman

LAWS for Creations, 
For strong artists and leaders—for fresh broods of teachers, and perfect literats for America, 
For noble savans, and coming musicians. 
All must have reference to the ensemble of the world, and the compact truth of the world; 
There shall be no subject too pronounced—All works shall illustrate the divine law ofindirections.         5
What do you suppose Creation is? 
What do you suppose will satisfy the Soul, except to walk free, and own no superior? 
What do you suppose I would intimate to you in a hundred ways, but that man or woman is as good as God? 
And that there is no God any more divine than Yourself? 
And that that is what the oldest and newest myths finally mean?  
And that you or any one must approach Creations through such laws?

He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse's health,
a boy's love, or a whore's oath.
King Lear (III, vi, 19-21)

First Murderer: We are men, my liege.

Macbeth: Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men,
As hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs,
Shoughs, water-rugs, and demi-wolves are clipt
All by the name of dogs.

Macbeth, 3.1

She-wolf of France, but worse than wolves of France...

Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible;

Thou stern, obdurate, flinty, rough, remorseless.

Henry VI, Part III, 1.4.111, 141-2.