Leap in the Dark

(A). Thomas Hobbes is reported to have said on his death-bed, “Now am I about to take my last voyage- a great leap in the dark.” Rabelais, in his last moments, said, “I am going to the Great Perhaps.” Lord Derby, in 1868, applied the words, “We are about to take a leap in the dark,” to the Reform Bill.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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