Comrades of the thunder and companions of death, I cannot but regard it as singularly fortunate that we who by conviction and sympathy are designated by nature as the champions of that fairest of her products, the white metal, should also, by a happy chance
, be engaged mostly in the business of mining it.
It was not art, but happy chance
, that led the poets in search of subjects to impress the tragic quality upon their plots.
I will not say, Louisa, that if you had by any happy chance
undeceived me some time ago, it would have been better for us both; better for your peace, and better for mine.
Tell me what happy chance
brought you here last night?
And, as an additional incentive to show himself, a happy chance
had now offered him the opportunity of putting Julian in the wrong.
Item, I entreat the aforesaid gentlemen my executors, that, if any happy chance
should lead them to discover the author who is said to have written a history now going about under the title of 'Second Part of the Achievements of Don Quixote of La Mancha,' they beg of him on my behalf as earnestly as they can to forgive me for having been, without intending it, the cause of his writing so many and such monstrous absurdities as he has written in it; for I am leaving the world with a feeling of compunction at having provoked him to write them.
It is a happy chance
, my friends, for we shall be enabled to link the toils of Captains Burton and Speke with the explorations of Dr.
There I saw the welcome promise of a coach--the happy chance
of making my journey to Crickgelly easy and rapid from the very outset.
Datchery should repent, but stopped at a safe distance, on the happy chance
of his being uneasy in his mind about it, to goad him with a demon dance expressive of its irrevocability.
Five of the machines had been seen moving towards the Thames, and one, by a happy chance
, had been destroyed.
Kenneth says he would wager his mare that he'll outlive any man on this side Gimmerton, and go to the grave a hoary sinner; unless some happy chance
out of the common course befall him.
But for the happy chance
of the gold stuffing, your suspicions would probably never have been aroused.