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 Hanger (A).Hanging Gale (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hanging and wiving go by destiny. “If a man is doomed to be hanged, he will never be drowned.” And “marriages are made in heaven,” we are told.   1
“If matrimony and hanging go
By dest’ny, why not whipping too?
What med’cine else can cure the fits
Of lovers when they lose their wits?
Love is a boy, by poets styled.
Then spare the rod and spoil the child.”
Butler: Hudibras, part ii. canto i. 839–844.

 Hanger (A).Hanging Gale (The). 


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