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Re: Fools rush in

Posted by Smokey Stover on December 08, 2007

In Reply to: Fools rush in posted by Caz on December 07, 2007

: 'Fools rush in where angels fear to tread' - what does this saying mean?


It's from "An Essay on Criticism," by Alexander Pope. See:

http://www.google.co.uk/custom?domains=www.phrases.org.uk&q=Fools+rush+in&sa=Search&sitesearch=www.phrases.org.uk&client=pub-1661211094230592&forid=1&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&cof=GALT%3A%23008000%3BGL%3A1%3BDIV%3A%23336699%3BVLC%3A663399%3BAH%3Acenter%3BBGC%3AFFFFFF%3BLBGC%3A336699%3BALC%3A0000FF%3BLC%3A0000FF%3BT%3A000000%3BGFNT%3A0000FF%3BGIMP%3A0000FF%3BFORID%3A1%3B&hl=en

It means that some fool will be found to jump into any situation, even one so bad as to put fear into an angel, an immortal being that cannot be harmed.
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