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a stroke of luck

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Then he decided, being wise in his way, to take advantage of his good fortune.
Full of courage," replied the Lion, who went joyfully back to his friends to tell them of his good fortune.
But all the same he did not enjoy his good fortune, for he could not forget his compact with the nixy, and he knew that sooner or later she would demand his fulfilment of it.
The fiery Biscayan was the first to strike a blow, which was delivered with such force and fury that had not the sword turned in its course, that single stroke would have sufficed to put an end to the bitter struggle and to all the adventures of our knight; but that good fortune which reserved him for greater things, turned aside the sword of his adversary, so that although it smote him upon the left shoulder, it did him no more harm than to strip all that side of its armour, carrying away a great part of his helmet with half of his ear, all which with fearful ruin fell to the ground, leaving him in a sorry plight.
But some subtle influence prevented him from foreseeing the good fortune as happening to himself.
There's a man coming into your life who will fetch ye good fortune.
With that I relates the facts about the palmist lady and how the finger of suspicion points to him as an instrument of good fortune.
The appetite and conscience of me and Tobin was congenial to the proposition, though 'twas sticking hard in Danny's superstitions to think that a few drinks and a cold lunch should represent the good fortune promised by the palm of his hand.
Because they might have made him more sensible,' says Neville, 'of good fortune that is not by any means necessarily the result of his own merits.
For good fortune is something different from happiness, as every good which depends not on the mind is owing to chance or fortune; but it is not from fortune that any one is wise and just: hence it follows, that that city is happiest which is the best and acts best: for no one can do well who acts not well; nor can the deeds either of man or city be praiseworthy without virtue and wisdom; for whatsoever is just, or wise, or prudent in a man, the same things are just, wise, and prudent in a city.
It only remains now to speak of ecclesiastical principalities, touching which all difficulties are prior to getting possession, because they are acquired either by capacity or good fortune, and they can be held without either; for they are sustained by the ancient ordinances of religion, which are so all-powerful, and of such a character that the principalities may be held no matter how their princes behave and live.
Well, by this time he began to be sensible of his mistake; and having alarmed all the women on that side of the water, he went over to Ratcliff, and got access to some of the ladies there; but though the young women there too were, according to the fate of the day, pretty willing to be asked, yet such was his ill-luck, that his character followed him over the water and his good name was much the same there as it was on our side; so that though he might have had wives enough, yet it did not happen among the women that had good fortunes, which was what he wanted.
Hopefully, the New Year will bring them good fortune and good luck.
OULD you like some good fortune and protection from bad spirits?
British Retail Consortium chief executive Helen Dickinson said: "This is an incredible run of good fortune for shoppers, who've been preoccupied with picking up presents for family and friends, as well as themselves ahead of the holiday season.