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 Lion (as an emblem).Lion, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lion (grateful for kindness):—
ANDROC’LUS. (See under LION as an emblem.)   1
   SIR IWAIN DE GALLES was attended by a lion, which, in gratitude to the knight, who had delivered it from a serpent with which it had been engaged in deadly combat, ever after became his faithful servant, approaching the knight with tears, and rising on his hind-feet like a dog.   2
   SIR GEOFFREY DE LATOUR was aided by a lion against the Saracens; but the faithful brute was drowned in attempting to follow the vessel in which the knight had embarked on his departure from the Holy Land.   3
   ST. GERASIMUS. (See under LION as an emblem.)   4
   ST. JEROME. (See under LION as an emblem.)   5

 Lion (as an emblem).Lion, 


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