The Triumph of hope over experience




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The Triumph of hope over experience : Phrases



Meaning:

A literal view of the subject of remarriage.


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Origin:

This remark is reported to have been said by Samuel Johnson in James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791. The occasion was Johnson's hearing of a man who had remarried soon after the death of a wife to whom he had been unhappily married.





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