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Wheel of Fortune (The)

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Fortuna, the goddess, is represented on ancient monuments with a wheel in her hand, emblematical of her inconstancy.

“Though Fortune’s malice overthrow my state,

My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.”


Shakespeare: 3 Henry VI., iv. 3.

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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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