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Hired Grief

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Mutes and other undertakersʹ employees at funerals. The Under-sheriff Layton, in his will, desired that he might be “buried without hired grief” (1885).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hired Grief
Hiren
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