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Quotation by Shakespeare
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Launcelot Gobbo, in The Merchant of Venice, act 2, sc. 2, l. 166-7.
Fortune was depicted as a goddess; "gear" means business; Launcelot has the good fortune to be taken on as a servant by Bassanio.
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