lion symbolises bravery and strength, hence the description of the yeoman
as a ‘counterfeit lion’.
42 Medusa, 1:34 (1819), pp. 271–2.
43 This epigraph varies from the original lines in Cato by Joseph Addison: ‘True
fortitude is seen in great exploits, / That justice warrants, and that wisdom
guides.’ First performed in 1713, Addison’s play tells the story of the eponymous Cato, a Stoic and opponent of JuliusCaesar. The play is regarded as an
attack on government tyranny, and as a championing of individual liberty,
as shown in the Preface to Cato written