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 CharioteersCharity. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Charities.
 
Masks.   1
        “Our ladies laugh at bare-faced trulls when they have those mufflers on, which they call masks, and which were formerly much more properly called charity, because they cover a multitude of sins.”—Rabelais: Pantagruel, v. 27.
 


 CharioteersCharity. 

 
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