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" Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather. Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation.... "
Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of ... - Page 158
by John Heneage Jesse - 1843
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf ...

680 pages
...The bitter Jacobite epitaph upon him was only too just : Here lie« Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather ; Had it...since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said. t Some traditions of Fred still linger about Epsom. An obelisk (the flint...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 11

1822 - 496 pages
...fire. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF FREDERICK, PRINCE OB WALES. Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather : Had it...But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead, — There's no more to be said. Many of the anecdotes scattered over the epitome of Parliamentary debates,...
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Church-yard gleanings and epigrammatic scraps, a collection of epitaphs and ...

William Pulleyn - 1829 - 302 pages
...again by God's grace. ON FREDERIC, LATE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND. Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead. Had it been his Father, I had much rather; Had it...But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead, — There's no more to be said. IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON CHURCH, Upon a rudely-sculptured monumeot, near...
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The Tatler: A Daily Journal of Literature and the Stage, Volume 4

Leigh Hunt - 1832 - 306 pages
...Fred, Who was alive as is dead ; Had it been his father, 1 had much rather ; Had it been his broiher, Still better than another ; Had it been his sister,...But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead, There's no more to be said. Georgeon Era. ,. -Adelphi-Ривг««- before Seven.— Surrey-Sadler's...
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The Georgian Era: The royal family. The pretenders and their adherents ...

1832 - 616 pages
...his father, 1 hnd much rather : Had it been hiï brother, Still better than another ; Had it been hie sister, No one would have missed her ; Had it been the whole generation. Still better far the nation ; But since 'tie only Fred, Who was alive, and is dend, There's no more to be said....
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The Georgian Era: The royal family. The pretenders and their adherents ...

1832 - 592 pages
...Had it been Ilia brother. Still belter than another ; Had it been hu aiater, No one would have misled her ; Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation ; Bot lince -tía only Fred, Who «ai оНте, and it dead, There't no more to be aaid. The violent...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 8

Englishmen - 1836 - 266 pages
...following anonymous lines were proposed for his epitaph : — " Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather ; Had it...another ; Had it been his sister, No one would have miss'd her ; Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation ; But since 'tis only Fred,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 42

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1857 - 672 pages
...whole in its estimate of the royal family one and all : Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead : Had it been his father, I had much rather ; Had it...But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead — There's no more to be said. Terse and expressive, this elegy, without respect of persons. Racy...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'.

John William Carleton - 1869 - 664 pages
...bitter Jacobite epitaph upon him was only too just : Here lies Fred, V, h« was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather ; Had it...since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said. Some traditions of Fred still linger about Epsom. An obelisk (the flint...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: Including Numerous ..., Volume 2

Horace Walpole - 1840 - 618 pages
...personalities on every branch of the reigning family : Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead : Had it been his father, I had much rather ; Had it...'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead — There is no more to be said." — E. well ! " — he replied, " I feel something here, just as I did when...
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