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Chair-days

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Old age.

“I had long supposed that chair-days, the beautiful name for those days of old age … was of Shakespeare’s own invention … but this is a mistake … the word is current in Lancashire still.”—Trench: English Past and Present, v.


“In thy reverence and thy chair-days, thus

To die in rufflan battle.”


Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., act v. 2.

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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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