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Ignaʹtius (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.)

Brother Ignatius. The Rev. James Leycester Lyne, for some time head of the English Benedictines at the Norwich Protestant monastery. Now at Llanthony.

Father Ignatius. 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.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Idle Worms
Idleness
Idol Shepherd (The)
Idomeneus
Iduna or Idun
Ifakins
Ifreet or Afreet or Afrit
Ifurin
Igerna, Igerne, or Igrayne
Ignaro
Ignatius (St.)
Ignatius Loyola
Igneous Rocks
Ignis Fatuus
Ignoramus
Ignoramus Jury (An)
Ignorantines
Igrayne
Ihram
Il Pastor Fido [the Faithful Swain]
Iliad