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He also serves who stands and waits

Posted by Peter Chalmers on May 17, 2006

I wonder if anyone knows the origin and correct version of "He also serves, who stands and cooks". I have been told that it is "He also serves who stands and waits".

I thought it was an expression from the First World War but I am told it is from the Second World War.

Does anyone know which is correct and its origin.