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Irony of Fate (The)

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A strange fatality which has brought about something quite the reverse of what might have been expected.

By the irony of fate the Ten Hoursʹ Bill was carried in the very session when Lord Ashley, having changed his views on the Corn Laws, felt it his duty to resign his seat in Parliament.”—The Leisure Hour, 1887.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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