Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
30. The Lion and The Statue (Perry
On a statue king Lion dethroned,
Showing conqueror Man, Lion frowned.
"If a Lion, you know,
Had been sculptor, he'd show
Lion rampant, and Man on the ground."
THE STORY DEPENDS ON THE TELLER
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.