had sought to bring back a stray goat to his flock.
Then Melanthius the goatherd answered, "You ill conditioned cur, what are you talking about?
Some of them pitied him, and were curious about him, asking one another who he was and where he came from; whereon the goatherd Melanthius said, "Suitors of my noble mistress, I can tell you something about him, for I have seen him before.
Numa had been within such a corral as this before, so that he knew that somewhere in the wall was a small door through which the goatherd
might pass from the city to his flock; toward this door he made his way, whether by plan or accident it is difficult to say, though in the light of ensuing events it seems possible that the former was the case.
Curious story to happen to a goatherd
living all her days out under God's eye, as my uncle the Cura might have said.
Spenser called his poems Aeclogues, from a Greek word meaning Goatherds
' Tales, "Though indeed few goatherds
have to do herein." He dedicated them to Sir Philip Sidney as "the president of noblesse and of chivalrie."
But anxious to find quarters for the night, they with all despatch made an end of their poor dry fare, mounted at once, and made haste to reach some habitation before night set in; but daylight and the hope of succeeding in their object failed them close by the huts of some goatherds
, so they determined to pass the night there, and it was as much to Sancho's discontent not to have reached a house, as it was to his master's satisfaction to sleep under the open heaven, for he fancied that each time this happened to him he performed an act of ownership that helped to prove his chivalry.
Culture, they call it; it distinguisheth them from the goatherds.
Too long, perhaps, have I lived in the mountains; too much have I hearkened unto the brooks and trees: now do I speak unto them as unto the goatherds.
His body was found the next day by some goatherds
, floating in a great pool of water, and was brought back by them to the cottage.
"Change has come," said Barack Obama, the son a Kenyan goatherd
and a white woman from Kansas, as he became the most powerful man on the planet.
Now, the charismatic 46-year-old Obama - whose dad started life as a goatherd
in Kenya - is attracting more women voters than Mrs Clinton - and inspiring 18 to 25-year-olds who are notorious for not voting.