Fortune and the Schoolboy

1.27. FORTUNE AND THE SCHOOL-BOY. We are always ready to censure Fortune for the ill effects of our own carelessness.
A School-Boy, fatigued with play, threw himself down by the brink of a deep pit, where he fell fast asleep. Fortune happening to pass by, saw him in this dangerous situation, and kindly gave him a tap on the shoulder: My dear child, said she, if you had fallen into this pit, I should have borne the blame; though in fact the accident would have been wholly owing to your own carelessness. [more info]

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