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Where did the expression “Every cloud has a silver lining” originate?
This one’s been around since 1637, when it appeared as a line in one of John Milton’s poems: Was I deceiv’d, or did a sable cloud turn forth her silver lining on the night? It’s been a staple of song and verse ever since, appearing in Dickens’s Bleak House, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado, and Noel Coward’s 1953 song “There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner.”

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