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The gnat stings the eyes of the lion.

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Title
The gnat stings the eyes of the lion.
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Lion

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1865
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Lio
Topics
Fables
Lions
Borders (Ornament Areas)
Gnats
Bites & stings
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "Friends! Come here and lift to me! / Something strange I would relate; / Should it prove of use to thee, / That will me well compensate. / Though so strong the lion be, / Though so full of majesty." "Little chips kindle a large fire." "Little brooks make great rivers." "Little enemies and little wounds / are not to be despised." "Culex fodit oculum Leonis."

Source note: Moral emblems with aphorisms, adages, and proverbs of all ages and nations. Longmans, 1865) Leighton, John (1822-1912), Illustrator. Cats, Jacob (1577-1660), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1731329
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17679226
Barcode : 33333159397799
UUID: 722e3440-c535-012f-371c-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1865: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The gnat stings the eyes of the lion." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1865. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1151-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The gnat stings the eyes of the lion." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 10, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1151-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1865). The gnat stings the eyes of the lion. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1151-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The gnat stings the eyes of the lion.