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