(St.) is represented in Christian art accompanied by
lions, or chained and exposed to them, in allusion to his martyrdom.
The legend is that he was brought before the Emperor Trajan, who
condemned him to be made the food of lions and other wild beasts for
the delectation of the people. According to tradition, St. Ignatius was
the little child whom our Saviour set in the midst of His disciples for
their example. (About 29-115.)
The Rev. James Leycester Lyne, for some time head of the English
Benedictines at the Norwich Protestant monastery. Now at Llanthony.
The Hon. and Rev. Geo. Spencer, formerly a clergyman of the Church
of England, who joined the Roman communion, and became Superior of the
order of Passionists (1799-1864.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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