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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Spotted Panther in Dryden’s Hind and Panther means the Church of England full of the spots of error; whereas the Church of Rome is faultless as the milk-white hind   1
“The panther, sure the noblest next the hind,
And fairest creature of the spotted kind,
Ah, could her inborn stains be washed away,
She were too good to be a beast of prey.”
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