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 Chair.Chair of St. Peter (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chair-days.
 
Old age.   1
        “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.
 


 Chair.Chair of St. Peter (The). 

 
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