Leonard

A real scholar, forced for daily bread to keep a common school. (Crabbe: Borough, letter xxiv.)

St. Leonard
is usually represented in a deacon's dress, and holding chains or broken fetters in his hand, in allusion to his untiring zeal in releasing prisoners. Contemporary with Clovis.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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