Frogs are slightly better than Huns or Wops, but abroad is unutterably bloody and foreigners are fiends.
(Nancy Mitford (1904-1973), British author. Uncle Matthew, in The Pursuit of Love, ch. 15 (1945).
"Uncle Matthew's four years in France and Italy between 1914 and 1918 had given him no great opinion of foreigners.")
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. 2nd Witch, in Macbeth, act 4, sc. 1, l. 14-9.
The parts of creatures include the forked tongue of the poisonous adder, and the "sting" of the blind-worm, a lizard that is in fact harmless.)