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Fortune

Fortune favours the brave. (“Fortes fortuna adjuvat.”) (Terence: Phormio, i. 4.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FortunioFortunatus A B C D E …

Cookie's Fortune

Director: Robert AltmanWriter: Anne RappOctober Films; PG-13; 118 minutesRelease:4/99Cast: Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell, Charles S. Dutton Robert Altman'…

Wheel of Fortune

(The). Fortuna, the goddess, is represented on ancient monuments with a wheel in her hand, emblematical of her inconstancy. Though F…

Soldiers of Fortune

Chevaliers de l'industrie; men who live by their wits. Referring to those men in mediæval times who let themselves for hire into any army. “His father was a soldier of fortune, a…

Fortunate Islands

Now called the Canaries. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FortunatusFortiter in Re A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z…

Fortune Cookie History

The Question: When were fortune cookies invented? The Answer: The one point on which there is widespread agreement is that fortune cookies were …

The History of the Fortune Cookie

Born in California, of Chinese American—or maybe Japanese American—origin by Borgna Brunner Related Links Origins of APA Heritage MonthAsian-American HistoryTimeline…

Architect of his own Fortune

Appius says, “Fabrun suoe esse quemque fortunoe.” Longfellow says, “All are architects of Fate.” (The Builders.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham …

Tennis Ball of Fortune

Pertinax, the Roman emperor, was so called. He was first a seller of charcoal, then a schoolmaster, then a soldier, and lastly an emperor, but in three months he was dethroned and murdered.…

STOCKTON, Richard

STOCKTON, Richard, (father of Richard Stockton [1764-1828], grandfather of Richard Stockton Field and Robert Field Stockton, and great-grandfather of John Potter Stockton), a Delegate from New J…