(A). A crown of red-hot iron set on the head of
He was adjudged
To have his head seared with a burning crown.
Tragedy of Hoffmann. (1631.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Burning Crown from Infoplease:
- Burning Crown - Burning Crown (A). A crown of red-hot iron set on the head of regicides. He was adjudged To have ...
- Jack Johnson - Jack Johnson Born: Mar. 31, 1878 Boxer controversial heavyweight champion (1908-15) and 1st black ...
- Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: B - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "B"