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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Lion
 
Rouse the lion from his lair.
        Scott.—The Talisman, Chap. VI.
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  [And see the opening of St. Gregory’s Poem entitled “An address to his Soul,” in Blakey’s Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Page 136.]  2
Hear the lion roar.
        Shakespeare.—King John, Act II. Scene 1. (The Bastard to Austria.)
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Dost thou hear the Nemean lion roar?
        Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act IV. Scene 1. (Boyet to the Princess.)
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A living dog is better than a dead lion.
        Ecclesiastes, Chap. ix. Ver. 4; and see Swift, “An Excellent new Song.”
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A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing; for there is not a more fearful wild-fowl than your lion, living.
        Shakespeare.—Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III. Scene 1. (Bottom to his Companions.)
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Dost thou now fall over to my foes?
Thou wear a lion’s hide! doff it for shame,
And hang a calf’s skin on those recreant limbs.
        Shakespeare.—King John, Act III. Scene 1. (Constance to Austria.)
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