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 Rich as a Jew.Richard II.’s Horse. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Richard Cœur de Lion.
(See BOGIE.)   1
        “His tremendous name was employed by the Syrian mothers to silence their infants; and if a horse suddenly started from the way, his rider was wont to exclaim, ‘Dost thou think King Richard is in the bush?’”—Gibbon: Decline and Fall, etc., xi. 146.

 Rich as a Jew.Richard II.’s Horse. 


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