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Charles I

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When Bernini’s bust of Charles I. was brought home, the King was sitting in the garden of Chelsea Palace. He ordered the bust to be uncovered, and at the moment a hawk with a bird in its beak flew by, and a drop of the blood fell on the throat of the bust. The bust was ultimately destroyed when the palace was burnt down.

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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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Chariot of the Gods
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Charioteers
Charities
Charity
Charivari
Charlatan
Charlemagne
Charles
Charles I
Charles and the Oak
Charles’s Wain
Charleys
Charlotte Elizabeth
Charm
Charon’s Toll [care-un]
Charter
Chartism
Charybdis [ch = k]
Chase (A)

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