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By the Lord Harry

Posted by Terry on January 16, 2010 at 10:55

I would like to know if anyone can provide some background on the phrase "by the Lord Harry" and if it is in reference to an historical person, to whom? I have seen it used in text originating as far back as the 1700s (notably the play "The Old Bachelor") and it was often an expletive of my father's.