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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.... "
The private life of King Edward VII (Prince of Wales, 1841-1901) - Page 81
1901 - 306 pages
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf ...

...!" and died almost immediately. 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 been his brother, Still better than another ; Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her ; Had it been the...
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Atheneum, Or, Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 11

Technology & Engineering - 1822
...speak,and move, That thus has set my sotil on fire. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF FREDERICK, PRINCE OB WALES. Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead. Had it...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...
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Church-yard gleanings and epigrammatic scraps, a collection of epitaphs and ...

William Pulleyn - 1829
...time, This rose in her prime Shall rise up again by God's grace. ON FREDERIC, LATE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND. Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead. Had it...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...
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The Georgian Era: The royal family. The pretenders and their adherents ...

---- Clarke - Great Britain - 1832
...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 hi brother, Still better than another ; Had it been hie sister, No...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

Englishmen - 1836
...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...father, I had much rather ; Had it been his brother, Still better than another ; Had it been his sister, No one would have miss'd her ; Had it been the...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 42

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1857
...the Second, and is pretty impartial on the whole in its estimate of the royal family one and all : Here lies Fred, Who was alive and is dead : Had it...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...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'.

John William Carleton
...almost immediately. The 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 been his brother, Still better than another ; Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her ; Had it been the...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: Including Numerous ..., Volume 2

Horace Walpole, John Wright, George Agar Ellis Baron Dover - 1840
...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...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...
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The letters of Horace Walpole [ed. by J. Wright].

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1840
...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...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...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to ..., Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1843
...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...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...
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