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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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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 404 pages
...of the Bible and it's all going to rum out all right. 177 Liberty is always unfinished business. 178 Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead: Had it...have missed her; Had it been the whole generation, Si ill better for the nation: 179 There is no such thing as a little garlic. 180 A little nonsense...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 686 pages
...the Bible and it's all going to turn out all right. 312 Liberty is always unfinished business. 313 ing searched. 9565 The Illiterate generatlon, Still better for the nation: 314 Literature is a power to be possessed, not a body of objects...
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Royal Education: Past, Present, and Future

Peter Gordon, Denis Lawton - 1999 - 342 pages
...dead. We had rather it hod been his Father, Had it been his brother (Cumberland), better'n any other. Had it been his sister, no one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, all the better for the nation. But as it's just poor Fred, who was alive and is dead, There's nothing...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Elizabeth M. Knowles - 1999 - 1160 pages
...lo Ben jonson in Silvester Tissington A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions (1857) 1 Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead: Had it been his father, 1 had much rather; Had it been his brother, Still better than another; Had it been his sister, No one...
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The Royal Book of Lists: An Irreverent Romp Through British Royal History ...

Matt Richardson - 2001 - 339 pages
...alive and is dead. We had rather it had been his Father, Had it been his brother, better'n any other, Had it been his sister no one would have missed her, Had it been the whole generation, all the better for the nation, But as it's just poor Fred, who was alive and is dead, There's no more...
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W. H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

W. H. Auden - 2004 - 604 pages
...and poet, Peter Who broke the laws of God, and man, and metre. LORD JEFFREY. V. On Prince Frederick HERE lies Fred Who was alive and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather; 270 Had it been his brother, Still better than another; Had it been his sister, No one would have missed...
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National Pastime: How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World ...

Stefan Szymanski, Andrew Zimbalist - 2005 - 289 pages
...understanding can be powerful forces. CHAPTER TWO The Origins of Baseball and Soccer Leagues Here lies poor Fred, who was alive and is dead, Had it been his father, I had much rather, Had it been his sister, nobody would have missed her, Had it been his brother, still better than another, Had it been...
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London: A Cultural History

Richard Tames - 2006 - 332 pages
...who died in 1751 after being hit by a cricket-ball, crisply dismisses the whole Hanoverian dynasty: Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead; Had it...father, I had much rather; Had it been his brother, Better than another; Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her; Had it been the whole generation,...
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