in Last Chronicle of Barset

Chapter 82 – The Last Scene at Hogglestock


Fortune was the Roman goddess of luck or chance.  Trollope here refers to the luck Grace Crawley feels as she sees her lover and future husband, Major Grantly, mount his horse.  Fortune is personified for the purpose of showing how Grace feels that she has been given such a wonderful man for a husband as if a gift from the gods.  [AM 2006]