The Duke of Wellington's horse, on which he rode in the Battle of
Waterloo, “from four in the morning till twelve at night.” It was a
rich chestnut, 15 hands high. It was afterwards a pensioner in the
paddocks of Strathfieldsaye. It died quite blind, in 1835, at the age
of twenty-seven, and was buried with military honours. (See
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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