George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle
English soldier and politician
- What matters this or that reason? What we want is more of the trade which the Dutch now have.
- Little General Monck
Sat upon a trunk,
Eating a crust of bread;
There fell a hot coal
And burnt in his clothes a hole,
Now little General Monck is dead.
- Nursery rhyme; The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (2nd ed. 1997), pp365-6