• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Shepherdly Resembling, or becoming to, a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Shepherd Boy Shepherd Boy
Romulus and Remus discovered by a gentle shepherd Romulus and Remus discovered by a gentle shepherd
The Divine Shepherd The Divine Shepherd
Herd of sheep following a shepherd Herd of sheep following a shepherd
The shepherd and the fairy The shepherd and the fairy

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones
    • shepherdly Pastoral; rustic.
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  • Sextus Propertius
    Sextus Propertius
    “The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.”
  • Edmund Waller
    Edmund Waller
    “Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.”
  • Voltaire
    “Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.”
  • Henri B. Stendhal
    “The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.”


In literature:

An anxious shepherd was driving his sheep to shelter.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
He lost his way, and chance led him to your dwelling, O Shepherd of Clouds.
"The Firelight Fairy Book" by Henry Beston
He is my lover, my shepherd, and my husband.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
It was at Deloraine that I commenced the shepherd's life in good earnest.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV." by Various
This name is by interpretation a shepherd, or rather a shepherd of men.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
In good sooth, a shepherd's life is a hard one, on our Lancashire fells, for nine months out of the twelve.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
In their absence some shepherd dogs had found their open wallets and eaten all their food.
"The Laughing Prince" by Parker Fillmore
Sheep, both tame and wild, are exceedingly fond of music, and the shepherds of Scotland have used it with their sheep for ages.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
The shepherds maintain that the Raven is sometimes heard to laugh.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
Every year the water carries the logs away and the shepherds build again, and there is no shepherd goes by that water but lose some sheep.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various

In poetry:

Happy shepherds, on whose ear
Fell the tidings glad and clear,
"God to man is drawing near."
"Blessed Night, When First That Plain" by Horatius Bonar
The Lord my Shepherd is,
I shall be well supplied;
Since he is mine and I am his,
What can I want beside?
"Psalm 23" by Isaac Watts
Little it looks there,
Slim as a cloud-streak;
It shall fold peoples
Even as a shepherd
Foldeth his flock.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
They knew but joy; they knew
No pang of Love decay'd:
When this old world was new,
Love was a shepherd too.
""When This Old World Was New"" by Henry Austin Dobson
'Tis Thy benignant hand that sheds
Its light, its wisdom thro' our breast;
And, like a gentle shepherd, leads
Thy wandering flocks thro' fruitful meads,
To the calm fold of peace and rest.
"Summer: Wednesday Morning" by John Bowring
Beyond the hills her voice is heard,
She sings when light doth wane:
"My longing heart is full of love,
Nor shall my watch be vain.
My shepherd lord. I see him not,
But he will come again."
"The Shepherd Lady" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

A 3-year-old German shepherd has gone from the rescued to the rescuer.
Daughter Harlow Madden, 4, Does Not Like Our New German Shepherd .
German Shepherd Mix Needs Home.
German Shepherd credited with saving Kountze woman.
German Shepherd Needs a Home.
Rock is a gorgeous German Shepherd at the animal shelter in Texarkana, Arkansas.
What happened to the abused German shepherd .
I was wondering if you could gives us an update on Star the German Shepherd .
Black German Shepherd Needs a Home.
Warren is a beautiful 3 month old Black German Shepherd at the animal shelter in Texarkana, Arkansas.
Zoey, a standard poodle/ German shepherd mix.
3-year-old German Shepherd mix named Bosco.
Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling has contracted with two area hospice organizations to provide care for its residents with life-limiting illnesses and for their families.
The Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers will hold their annual "Tastes from Around the World" fundraising event at the Bavarian Inn on Wednesday evening.

In science:

Shepherd-Barron: Some foliations on surfaces in characteristic 2. J.
Singularities appearing on generic fibers of morphisms between smooth schemes
The imaging was carried out in DIFMAP (Shepherd 1997) using similar scripts to those described in Taylor et al. (2005).
Identifying Compact Symmetric Objects from the VLBA Imaging and Polarization Survey
The data were edited and self-calibrated using the Caltech DIFMAP package (Shepherd et al. 1994).
Detection of an X-ray jet in 3C 371 with Chandra
Shepherd, for the CLEO Col laboration, these Proceedings. 35. J.E.
Experimental Summary of Rencontres du Moriond 2004 on QCD and High Energy Interactions
Bachiller 1996; see also Beuther & Shepherd, this book and Bacciotti, this book).
Chemical processes in star forming regions