King Lear, [3.6.41-44]. Edg. “Sleepest or wakest thou, jolly shepherd?/ Thy sheep be in the corn;/ And for one blast of thy minikin mouth,/ Thy sheep shall take no harm.”

Corn, in the sense of a hardening of skin, is mentioned also at [3.2.34]. Interestingly, the o.e.d indicates that this sort of corn has a different etymology from the vegetative variety.

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    […] Tempest, [2.1.149-157]; King Lear, [3.6.41-44]; “our sustaining corn” [4.4.1-8]; (or possibly oats), Midsummer Night’s Dream, […]

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