The Curious Meaning of the Phrase ‘Hoist with One’s Own Petard’ — Interesting Literature

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle explores the meaning and origins of a famous Shakespeare phrase ‘Hoist with one’s own petard’. The expression is well-known, and its meaning is fairly clear to most people: it describes someone who has been scuppered by their own schemes, […] The post The Curious…

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Aspiring writer. Founder of the Farmington (NM) Writers Circle and the Arkansas Country Writers Circle. Currently, I have two novelettes, a poetry collection, and a few collections of short stories published on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback. Visit my Amazon author's page at amazon.com/author/philslattery for my latest works. Others are in the works.

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