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Sadder and a Wiser Man

(A).

A sadder and a wiser man
He rose the morrow morn.

Coleridge: The Ancient Mariner.

Saddle Set the saddle on the right horse. Lay the blame on those who deserve it.

Lose the horse and win the saddle.
(See Lose.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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