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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.... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Page 223
1822
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The Georgian Era: The royal family. The pretenders and their adherents ...

1832 - 616 pages
...after his decease, the following proposed epitaph for his monument was anonymously circulated: — Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, 1 hnd much rather : Had it been hiï brother, Still better than another ; Had it been hie sister, No...
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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
...March, 1751. Soon after his decease, the following anonymous lines were proposed for his epitaph : — " Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. 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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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: Including Numerous ..., Volume 2

Horace Walpole - 1840 - 618 pages
...indulged in frequent unfeeling and scurrilous personalities on every branch of the reigning family : Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead : Had it...But since '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...
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The letters of Horace Walpole [ed. by J. Wright].

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1840 - 522 pages
...indulged in frequent unfeeling and scurrilous personalities on every branch of the reigning family : Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead : Had it...But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead — There is no more to be said." — E. 3 The Duke of Cumberland, by his friends styled the HeroofCuLV...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to ..., Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - 1843 - 488 pages
...expressions probably originated the following ballad, which was much in vogue at the period : — " Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead : Had it...the nation ; But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive aud is dead, There 's no more to be said." The manner in which the Duke received the tidings of his...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to ..., Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - 1843 - 492 pages
...vogue at the period: — " Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead: * Doddington's Diary, p. 111. 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." The manner in which the Duke received the tidings of his brother's loss...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 32

1852 - 638 pages
...period would seem to have enjoyed infinitely : — Here lies Fred, Who was alive, ana is dead. If it had been his father I had much rather ; Had it been his brother, Much better than another ; Had it been Ыs sister, No one would have missed her ; Had it been the whole...
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Memoirs of Horace Walpole and His Contemporaries: Including ..., Volume 1

Eliot Warburton - 1851 - 582 pages
...the King towards her, and the manner in which her Royal Highness brought up her son, the heir preHad it been his sister, No one would have missed her,...But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead — There is no more to be said. * So sad a commencement of existence did not promise a favourable...
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Memoirs of Horace Walpole and His Contemporaries: Including ..., Volume 1

Eliot Warburton - 1851 - 574 pages
...Epicedia Oxoniensia in Obituin Celsissimi et Desideratissiini Frederic! Principis Wallix, MDCCLI. fol. J Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead Had it been...father, I had much rather ; Had it been his brother, Much better than another ; •which was circulated soon after his death, in a language more generally...
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