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    THE LEOPARD

    Here, again, we have another symbol of Grecia, corresponding with the brazen portion of the image. This beast, unlike anything in nature, has four wings and four heads. The four heads denote the four parts into which the empire was divided on the death of Alexander, and under which it continued, till supplanted by the Roman power. The leopard is of itself exceedingly fierce and swift, but this not being sufficient, four wings of a fowl are added, to denote the unparalleled rapidity that characterized the conquests of the Grecian empire, especially under Alexander, who is said to have conquered kingdoms, more speedily than others could have marched their armies through them. This kingdom is included between the dates B.C. 331, and 161, one hundred and seventy years.KPC 13.3

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