- Yea, there where very desolation dwells, By grots and caverns shagged with horrid shades, She may pass on with unblenched majesty, 430 Be it not done in pride, or in presumption. - "Minor Poems by Milton", John Milton.
- Happuck, a subtle magician, followed him, seated on the shoulders of a tiger, whose mane was shagged with snakes, and whose tail was covered with twining adders. - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.
- Sometimes a knot of dissolute women stood- chattering, scolding, gesticulating- collected round groups of wild shagged Northmen, who, despite the bright purity of the summer- noon, were already engaged in deep potations. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.