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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.
        Herbert—Jacula Prudentum.
Barbam vellere mortuo leoni.
  Do not pluck the beard of a dead lion.
        Martial—Epigrams. Bk. X. 90.
            They rejoice
Each with their kind, lion with lioness,
So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. VII. L. 392.
Rouge the lion from his lair.
        Scott—The Talisman. Heading of Ch. VI.
The man that once did sell the lion’s skin
While the beast lived, was killed with hunting him.
        Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 93.

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