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The Lion in Love, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
The Lion in Love, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Lion in Love, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Lion in Love, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
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The Lion in Love, illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
A lion lies across the length of the picture, looking up at a woman on a stool spinning wool. A cupid stands at her knees, his bow drawn, and a club and axe rest beside them. To the right, a man is sitting behind the lion cutting its claws. The rhyme reads:
"The Lion in Love

Though the lion in love let them draw
All his teeth, and pare down every claw,
He'd no bride for his pains,
For they beat out his brains
Ere he set on his maiden a paw.

Our very means may defeat our ends."
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17.8 x 18.8 cm
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