fickle fortune

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  • Fickle fortune had smiled on him and he had taken what she offered to give. Cited from The Bark Covered House, by William Nowlin
  • In a few minutes fickle fortune had faced about completely. Cited from The Scouts of Stonewall, by Joseph A Altsheler
  • He turned into the alley and tried to think of some plan by which he could borrow enough to make a new attempt at fickle fortune. Cited from Half a Rogue, by Harold MacGrath
  • O fickle Fortune, how thy favors fall-- Like rain upon the just and the unjust! Cited from The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems, by H. L. Gordon
  • Has he learned aught of life, or is he still the same selfish, pleasure-loving youth who pursues only fickle fortune? Cited from Lucky Pehr, by August Strindberg
  • It was a sad and strange sight to see this strong man's nerve and force gradually deteriorate under a fickle fortune. Cited from The Border Legion, Zane Grey
  • "O fickle fortune, why this cruel sporting, Why thus perplex us, poor sons of a day?" Cited from Complete Works of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns and Allan Cunningham
  • Again at sea, a wreck, struck down, By fickle fortune and the town, Without the means to bolt. Cited from The English Spy, by Bernard Blackmantle
  • Alas for fickle fortune and the changes which time brings! Cited from Queen Victoria, Vol. 2, by Sarah Tytler
  • Whilst as fickle fortune smil'd, Thou and I were both beguil'd. Cited from Sonnets/Sundry Notes of Music, William Shakespeare
  • He staked again a thousand dollars -- and won; then he rose, apparently resolved to tempt fickle fortune no more, and left the saloon. Cited from The Golden Dream, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Whilst as fickle Fortune smiled, Thou and I were both beguiled. Cited from Less-known British Poets, Vol. 1, by Gilfillan
  • And if she can neither be kept at our will, and maketh them miserable whom she at last leaveth, what else is fickle fortune but a token of future calamity? Cited from Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy, by Boethius
  • The prosperity of the mining towns of the interior is dependent on the fickle fortune of the gold-fields, for which they are the distributing points. Cited from The Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia Volume 1 of 28
  • It is pleasant to contemplate that fate can be so kindly, and it must ever rejoice a sensitive soul to see that some one is favored by fickle fortune. Cited from Lucky Pehr, by August Strindberg
  • She decided to move into Canada, in those days a newly discovered Eldorado, to which all those turned who were willing to work and to hustle while tempting fickle fortune. Cited from The Trail of the Tramp, by A-No. 1 (AKA Leon Ray Livingston)
  • Behold how fickle Fortune the great ULYSSES treats, Gives him victories in war-time, in peace heaps up defeats. Cited from Punchinello, Vol. I, No. 17, July 23, 1870,Various
  • They could see that Bandy-legs was really becoming quite worked up over the queer way a fickle fortune seemed to be showering little adventures on his shoulders, while the rest went scot free. Cited from Cabin on Catamount Island, Lawrence J. Leslie
  • If I had seriously wanted an office and gone in pursuit of one, my pathway would have had the usual difficulties, but fickle fortune seemed determined to defeat my return to private life by tempting offers. Cited from My Memories of Eighty Years, by Chauncey M. Depew
  • The day closed with a comfortable fight or two in by-quarters of the town, probably to prove that an undaunted English spirit, spite of fickle Fortune, survived in our muscles. Cited from Beauchamps Career by George Meredith, v4
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