(The). Charles II. of England. The witty Earl of
Rochester wrote this mock epitaph on his patron:
Here lies our mutton-eating king,
Whose word no man relies on;
He never said a foolish thing,
And never didasis> a wise one.
Come and eat your mutton with me.
Come and dine with me.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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