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    Go to the parish

    Hi,

    Does the sentence go to the parish and go for good means, figuratively speaking, die, I do not care? Go to the cemetry and do not return?

    We don't even share the same mother, even if we share the same dad. You talk this abject rubbish to me. You have never earned a decent penny in your life. You never will. You are a fool and a loafer. Go to the parish and go for good. I'm sick of it, d'ye hear? Sick of it. You sit there whiffling that I haven't eyes in my head, that I don't know black from white, that you'd rather hang your miserable carcass in your wretched old tree than take a respectable job. Well, hang it there.

    Walter de la Mare, The Tree 192?

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Go to the parish

    If you 'went on the parish' in the past in England, you relied entirely on charity dispensed by the local parish council. You had to be pretty desperate to do that.

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