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I don't want to tempt providence, but I think that is a deal that will be done as soon as they get together, really.
The First Minister has had discussions with the WRU about an open-top bus parade but didn't want to tempt providence before the match,' an Assembly spokesman said yesterday.
Beckham flowed and Gerrard bustled and when their work was done - and not to tempt providence further - Eriksson removed them from harms way.
I'm not saying anything more because I don't want to tempt providence.
I'm not the kind of person to tempt providence, so I haven't even thought about what happens after today.
Other critics saw tragedy as a moral lesson in which the fear and pity excited by the tragic hero's fate serve to warn the spectator not similarly to tempt providence.