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 Fools.Fool’s Paradise. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Fool’s Bolt.
A fool’s bolt is soon shot (Henry V., iii. 7). Simpletons cannot wait for the fit and proper time, but waste their resources in random endeavours; a fool and his money are soon parted. The allusion is to the British bowmen in battle; the good soldier shot with a purpose, but the foolish soldier at random. (See Prov. xxix. 11.)   1

 Fools.Fool’s Paradise. 


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