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But Fortune with her smiling countenaunce strange
Fortune’s mutability — one couplet in a letter from John Paston III
to John Paston II, written 1471
Author(s): John Paston III
Subjects: fortune; mutability; Paston, John II; Paston, John III
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27445
, f. 55
but fortune with hyr smylyg contenance strange
of all our purpose may
make a sodeyn change…
Note: Written as prose
The Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century.
2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1971, 1976: 1.570.