"As good luck would have it" (Wm. Shakespeare): An autobiography--on the light side by Robert H. Guest (4 star ratings)
The meaning and origin of the expression: As good luck would have it
William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily recognizable; phrases like "To be or not to be," "wherefore art thou, Romeo," and "et tu, Brute? But an incredible number of lines from his plays have become so ingrained into modern vernacular that we no longer recognize them as lines from plays at all. Here are 21 phrases you use but may not have known came from the Bard of Avon. Was I with you there for the goose? This term didn't originally refer to actual geese, but rather a type of horse race.
I'm Falstaff. I'm a larger-than-life guy who's always looking for a good time. I'll even lie, cheat, and steal to get a pile of cash or a good drink or two or twenty.
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Post by C Clayton. Posted in Literary on July 19, The great William Shakespeare wrote many blockbuster plays of his era, but he also made a mark on the English language. He used a number of sayings in his plays which are now common knowledge and still used today. You may well have used one of his phrases without realising it came from the great writer himself. Below are some of the most common phrases coined by the great man himself. It is a metaphor which was first quoted in Othello.
Bardolph, I say,— Bardolph. Here, sir. Go fetch me a quart of sack; put a toast in't. Well, if I be served such another trick, I'll have my brains ta'en out and buttered, and give them to a dog for a new-year's gift. The rogues slighted me into the river with as little remorse as they would have drowned a blind bitch's puppies, fifteen i' the litter: and you may know by my size that I have a kind of alacrity in sinking; if the bottom were as deep as hell, I should down. I had been drowned, but that the shore was shelvy and shallow,—a death that I abhor; for the water swells a man; and what a thing should I have been when I had been swelled! I should have been a mountain of mummy.