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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cake…Dough.
 
I wish my cake were dough again. I wish I had never married. Bellenden Ker says the proverb is a corruption of Ei w’hissche my keke was d’how en geen, which he says is tantamount to “Something whispers within me—repentance, would that my marriage were set aside.”   1
 


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