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Jerusalem Chamber

The Chapter-house of Westminster Abbey. Henry IV. died there, March 20, 1413.

It hath been prophesied to me many years,
I should not die but in Jerusalem.

Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV., iv. 5.

Pope Silvester II. was told the same thing, and he died as he was saying mass in a church so called. (Bacon: Tusculum.)

The Lower House of Convocation now meets in the Jerusalem Chamber. The Upper House meets at Mr. Hodgson's, in Dean's Yard, Westminster.

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