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 Four steps forward; one step back..... 
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Post Four steps forward; one step back.....
The following made me smile.....

The Times, October 9, 1787:

" ........... A singular wager is reported to have take place between a certain Duke, and a sporting Baronet, who lately made a strange entrance into the land of matrimony. The former is to produce a man who shall walk from his Grace's house in Piccadilly, to the ten-mile stone beyond Hounslow, in the space of three hours, advancing four steps, and at every fourth step retiring one step backwards. The latter throws his stake upon the impossibility of the event; and this event is to prove whether the Duke or the Baronet may become the winner of a thousand guineas. ....... "

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