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 Macsyc’ophant (Sir Pertinax).Macedon is not Worthy of Thee, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mace.
 
Originally a club armed with iron, and used in war. Both sword and mace are ensigns of dignity, suited to the times when men went about in armour, and sovereigns needed champions to vindicate their rights.   1
 


 Macsyc’ophant (Sir Pertinax).Macedon is not Worthy of Thee, 

 
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