ox and ass

ox and ass

always present in pictures of Christ’s birth. [Christian Art: de Bles, 29; O.T.: Habakkuk 3:4]
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Enough for him, whom Cherubim Worship night and day, A breastful of milk, And a mangerful of hay; Enough for him, whom Angels Fall down before, The ox and ass and camel Which adore.
We lined the wooden stable with straw and opened the cardboard box with the characters from last year: the shepherds, the innkeeper, the ox and ass, the manger.
Burne-Jones had to press Mrs Villers-Wilkes hard to accept a "Nativity" window, but she was adamant that if he did, he must leave out the traditional ox and ass.