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from heaven’s dice-box fate’s dice chance to fall

In Uncategorized on 11/12/2010 at 7:23 am

And what a throw of the dice.

A vase found in a house-clearance in London was sold for £43m, thought to be a record for any Chinese artwork. The 18th Century Qianlong porcelain piece had been estimated to fetch up to £1.2m for the brother and sister who inherited it. BBC article

If it’s fated, it will happen?

‘Tis labor lost thus to all doors to crawl,

Take thy good fortune, and thy bad withal;

Know for a surety each must play his game,

As from heaven’s dice-box fate’s dice chance to fall.

And

Lament not fortune’s want of constancy,

But up! and seize her favors ere they fee;

If fortune always cleaved to other men,

How could a turn of luck have come to thee?

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