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 Fortunate Islands.Fortune. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fortuna’tus.
 
You have found Fortunatus’s purse. Are in luck’s way. The nursery tale of Fortuna’tus records that he had an inexhaustible purse. It is from the Italian fairy tales of Straparo’la, called Nights. Translated into French in 1585. (See WISHING CUP.)   1
 


 Fortunate Islands.Fortune. 

 
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