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How am I to answer for every mischance which may occur in it?
Some star which, from the ruin'd roof Of shak'd Olympus, by mischance, did fall.
Anne could do no more; but her heart prophesied some mischance to damp the perfection of her felicity.
It was for her a sad mischance that Mimi was away, for her love would have seen through all obscuring causes, and have brought to light the girl's unhappy condition of health.
He was clearly so scared by his mischance in breaking the window and by the approach of Peterson that he thought of nothing but flight, but since then he must have bitterly regretted the impulse which caused him to drop his bird.
He had no gun," said the other gravely; "but that was doubtless due to some very natural mischance or change of plans.
I think,' answered the bean, 'that as we have so fortunately escaped death, we should keep together like good companions, and lest a new mischance should overtake us here, we should go away together, and repair to a foreign country.
I should amend that phrase, however, by saying that he had unquestionably died of his own act, though whether by his own deliberate intention or by mischance can never certainly be known.
In the meanwhile, they proceeded on their journey without any mischance, and were within view of the town of Keynsham, when a halloo from Morland, who was behind them, made his friend pull up, to know what was the matter.
A young man with brains can always do something out there, and you can live down this little mischance.
Four had perished by mischance in the bleak, uncharted vastness.
As mischance would have it, Michael did not reach the ground.