DESCRIPTION: "Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Took ill on Thursday, Worse on Friday, Died on Saturday, Buried on Sunday. That is the end of Solomon Grundy."
EARLIEST DATE: 1844 (Halliwell)
KEYWORDS: childbirth marriage death burial
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 483, "Solomon Grundy" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose p. 105 n. 18, "(Solomon Grundy)"
Jack, p. 198, "Solomon Grundy" (1 text)
Dolby, p. 49, "Solomon Grundy" (1 text)
NOTES: The easiest explanation for this is offered by the Baring-Goulds: It was intended to teach the days of the week. Jack claims the name "Solomon Grundy" is from the food called Salmagundi, but offers no evidence. - RBW
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