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Knight of the Cloak (The)


Sir Walter Raleigh. So called from his throwing his cloak into a puddle for Queen Elizabeth to step on as she was about to enter her barge. (See Kenilworth, chap. xv.)

“Your lordship meaneth that Raleigh, the Devonshire youth,ʹ said Varney, ‘the Knight of the Cloak, as they call him at Court.”—Ditto, chap. xvi.

Elizabeth, in the same novel, addresses him as Sir Squire of the Soiled Cassock.

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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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