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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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A History of the Four Georges, Volume 2

Justin McCarthy - 1890 - 470 pages
...country was perhaps not unfairly represented in the famous epigram which became the talk of the town :— Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead. Had it...generation, Still better for the nation. But since it is only Fred, Who was alive and is dead, There's no more to be said. It is curious to contrast this...
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Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 1

Horace Walpole - 1890 - 348 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...his sister, No one would have missed her ; Had it beer, the whole generation, Still better for the nation : But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and...
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Life of General Oglethorpe

Henry Bruce - 1890 - 356 pages
...Fred died. These lines, says Carlyle, are " his main monument with posterity : " " Here lies Prince Fred, ' ' Who was alive and is dead. " Had it been...Father, " I had much rather; " Had it been his Brother, " Sooner than any other; " Had it been his Sister, " There's no one would have missed her; " Had it...
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A History of the Four Georges and of William IV,

Justin McCarthy, Justin Huntly McCarthy - 1890 - 458 pages
...was perhaps not unfairly represented in the famous epigram which became the talk of the town : — Here lies Fred, . Who was alive and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather ; Had it been Ids brother, Still better than another ; Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her ; Had...
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An Old Shropshire Oak, Volume 4

John Wood Warter - 1891 - 478 pages
...member of the family was spared by those who were bitterly set against the Hanoverian Succession: — Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead. Had it...But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead, There 's no more to be said. The eulogy in Smollett and Walpole's extract from the sermon at Mayfair...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, Volume 2

Horace Walpole - 1891 - 578 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...the whole generation, Still better for the nation : Bnt since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead — There's no more to be said. The Houses sit,...
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Political Verse

George Saintsbury - 1891 - 314 pages
...Think on vengeance for my ruin, And for England sham'd in me.' (ANON.) EPITAPH ON PRINCE FREDERICK HERE lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead. Had it...have missed her : Had it been the whole generation, So much the better for the nation ; But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive and is dead, MARK A KEN...
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Political Verse

George Saintsbury - 1891 - 304 pages
...me." (ANON.) EPITAPH OX PRINCE FREDERICK HEKK fies Fred, Who was afire and is dead. Had it been bis father, I had much rather : Had it been his brother,...have missed her : Had it been the whole generation, So much the better for the nation ; But since Tis only Fred, Who was afire and is dead, Why there's...
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The Impeachment of the House of Brunswick

Charles Bradlaugh - 1891 - 170 pages
...said : " Freddy is dead." D On this subject Thackeray preserves for us the following epitaph:— " Here lies Fred. Who was alive, and is dead, Had it...it been his brother, Still better than another. Had been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the...
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Thackeray's Works, Volume 9

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1891 - 400 pages
...batter that forgotten grave, but acquiesce in the contemporary epitaph over him : — TOL. xxx. — 6 "Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it...father, I had much rather. Had it been his brother, Btill better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole...
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