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" If the man who turnips cries, Cry not when his father dies, 'Tis a proof that he had rather Have a turnip than his father. "
Gaieties and Gravities: A Series of Essays, Comic Tales, and Fugitive ... - Page 154
by Horace Smith - 1825
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Anecdotes of Johnson

Hesther Lynch Piozzi - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 300 pages
...he, "and you might as well say that "'If the man who turnips cries, Cry not when his father dies, 64 'Tis a proof that he had rather Have a turnip than his father. 1 " And this humour is of the same sort with which he answered the friend who commended the following...
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Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1925 - 205 pages
...(added he), and you might as well say, that If the man who turnips cries, Cry not when his father dies, 'Tis a proof that he had rather Have a turnip than his father." And this humour is of the same sort with which he answered the friend who commended the following line:...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 133

Lee Foster Hartman, Frederick Lewis Allen - American literature - 1916
...not suppose that anybody will agree that If the man who turnips cries Cry not when his father dies, 'Tis a proof that he had rather Have a turnip than his father. A possible sentiment in an older generation, but sentiments, like generations, grow out of date; they...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 133

Lee Foster Hartman, Frederick Lewis Allen - American literature - 1916
...not suppose that anybody will agree that If the man who turnips cries Cry not when his father dies, 'Tis a proof that he had rather Have a turnip than his father. A possible sentiment in an older generation, but sentiments, like generations, grow out of date; they...
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Humour In Verse

...ABEL EVANS (1679-1737) The Turnip Crier IF the man who turnips cries, Cry not when his father dies, 'Tis a proof that he had rather Have a turnip than his father. SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784) Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes 'TWAS...
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