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What is the origin of the phrase 'A good time was had by all'?

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"A good time was had by all" was the title of a book of poems by a Miss Stevie Smith in 1937.

According to "A dictionary of catch phrases" (see related link) Miss Smith's book popularized the phrase, but Smith herself had taken it from parish magazines, where reports of church picnics would end with that phrase.
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