Origin of "so hard done by"

Posted by Smokey Stover on February 27, 2005

In Reply to: Origin of "so hard done by" posted by Chris on February 24, 2005

: Hi,
: can someone please help me with the origin of the phrase "so hard done by".

: thanks
: chris

Origin? It seems an ordinary phrase expressing an ordinary meaning, rather than a saying or idiom. I assume, from your question, that you already know the meaning. SS