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Last Laugh

See also Irony.
Alcyoneus
giant who threw stone at Hercules; killed when Hercules batted it back. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 17]
Diomedes
eaten by his own horses, which he had reared on human flesh. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
Fulton’s Folly
everybody scoffed at his 1807 steamboat, the “Clermont.” [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 190]
Hop-Frog
immolates king and court after repeated insults. [Am. Lit.: “Hop-Frog” in Portable Poe, 317–329]
Magnificent Ambersons, The
Eugene acquires same position George fell from. [Am. Lit.: The Magnificent Ambersons]
Mordecai and Haman
latter hanged on gallows he built for former. [O.T.: Esther 7:9–10]
Palamon and Arcite
victorious jouster (Arcite) dies in fall; loser wins lady’s hand. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Palamon and Arcite”]
Pizarro, Don
illegally imprisons Florestan; is later imprisoned himself. [Ger. Opera: Beethoven, Fidelio, Westerman, 109–110]
Seward’s Folly
ridiculed purchase of Alaska proved wise buy (1867). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 254]
Truman, Harry S.
(1884–1972) presidential winner; photographed with Chicago Tribune headline announcing Dewey’s victory (1948). [Am. Hist.: Plain Speaking, 406]
Tuck, Friar
cajoled to ferry Robin across stream, dumps him returning. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
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But the Celtic star is certain he will get the last laugh on the Samba star (right) when the Hoops play AC Milan.
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But now he is set to have the last laugh in the divorce courts.
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The last laugh, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until Saturday
The Last Laugh at Newcastle Theatre Royal until Saturday