The expression appeared in the book “Phrynette Married” by Marthe Troly-Curtin.
This novel was part of a series by Troly-Curtin that began with “Phrynette” in 1911.
An advertisement in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine grandly proclaimed that “Phrynette”
“The Most Talked-About Book in London Today” in July 1911.
The Three Last Wishes of Alexander the Great
. With death staring him in his face, Alexander realized how his conquests,his great army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no consequence. He called his generals and said, “I will depart from this world soon, I have three wishes, please carry them out without fail.”With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide by their king’s last wishes.
1) “My first desire is that”, said Alexander, “My physicians alone must” carry my coffin.” so people realize that best doctors on this earth can not save them from death.
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