The shepherds are rustics of the Colin Clout type, and discuss the follies and corruptions around them.
They are tent-dwellers, shepherds, sojourners (xvii.
The shepherds, rudely clad in a sleeveless sheepskin jacket, the wool outside, and leather breeches, and loosely wrapped in a woollen mantle or blanket, are among the most striking objects in a Spanish landscape, especially on the table-land.
Religious officials and shepherds in charge of flocks were exempt.
In Campania and Calabria the curatoli and massari earn, in money and kind, about 12 a year; cowmen, shepherds and multeers about 10; irregular workmen are paid from 8~d.