|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.|
Barbam vellere mortuo leoni.
Do not pluck the beard of a dead lion.
MartialEpigrams. 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.|
ScottThe Talisman. Heading of Ch. VI.
|The man that once did sell the lions skin|
While the beast lived, was killed with hunting him.
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 93.