The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79620   Message #1443767
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
25-Mar-05 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Long looked for come at last'
Subject: RE: 'Long looked for come at last' -from ??
A few early 20th century examples used it as a final line; Gardiner found one in Hampshire, Sharp got sets in Somerset and Gloucestershire. The phrase was proverbial; "long looked for may come at last" or variations thereon. It turns up in a few unrelated broadsides as well.