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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The king of animals, was the symbol of power, courage, and virtue, and in Christian art of the resurrection; is in general, as Mr. Fairholt remarks, "a royal symbol, and in emblem of dominion, command, magnanimity, vigilance, and strength; representing when couchant sovereignty, when rampant magnanimity, when passant resolution, when guardant prudence, when saliant valour, when sciant counsel, and when regardant circumspection."
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lion, the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lion-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.