A total reverse of fortune, coming unawares upon a man who 'stood in high degree,' happy and apparently secure,... - A. C. Bradley Quotes
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Quote:A total reverse of fortune, coming unawares upon a man who 'stood in high degree,' happy and apparently secure,-such was the tragic fact to the mediaeval mind. It appealed strongly to common human sympathy and pity; it startled also another feeling, that of fear. It frightened men and awed them. It made them feel that man is blind and helpless, the plaything of an inscrutable power, called by the name of Fortune or some other name,-a power which appears to smile on him for a little, and then on a sudden strikes him down in his pride. - A. C. Bradley Quotes
  


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