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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5175
AUTHOR:Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
QUOTATION:The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Answer to the Author of Waverley to the Letter of Captain Clutterbuck. The Monastery.
WORKS:Sir Walter Scott Collection.
 
Note 1.
Fearful concatenation of circumstances.—Daniel Webster: Argument on the Murder of Captain White, 1830.

Fortuitous combination of circumstances.—Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend, vol. ii. chap. vii. (American edition). [back]
 

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