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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wheel of Fortune (The).
 
Fortuna, the goddess, is represented on ancient monuments with a wheel in her hand, emblematical of her inconstancy.   1
       
“Though Fortune’s malice overthrow my state,
My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.”
       
Shakespeare: 3 Henry VI., iv. 3.
 


 Wheel.Whelps. 

 
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