Richard II.'s Horse

Roan Barbary. (See Horse.)

Oh, how it yearned my heart when I beheld
In London streets, that coronation day,
When Bolingbroke rode on roan Barbary,
That horse that hou so often hast bestrid,
That horse that I so carefully have dressed.

Shakespeare: Richard II., v. 5.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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