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Rest your weary bones

Posted by Smokey Stover on May 25, 2006

In Reply to: Rest your weary bones posted by P. Grunther on May 23, 2006

: Can anyone tell me the origin of the phrase "rest your weary bones"?
: Thanks very much!

The theme of resting one's weary bones is very common and very natural, so I doubt that one could find a first use. There are plenty of poems and other literary essays with this or a similar phrase, and plenty of advertisements like this one: "Come rest your weary bones at one of our Hotels...." ❦ SS ❦