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 Iron Crown of LombardyIron Maiden of Nuremberg (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Iron entered into his Soul (The).
 
The anguish or annoyance is felt most keenly. The allusion is to the ancient custom of torturing the flesh with instruments of iron.   1
        “I saw the iron enter into his soul, and felt what sort of pain it was that ariseth from hope deferred.”—Sterne: Sentimental Journey.
 


 Iron Crown of LombardyIron Maiden of Nuremberg (The). 

 
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