Quotation by Aurelian Townshend

Because Time cannot alter but obey Fate's laws.
[Chorus:] Then happy those whom Fate, that is the stronger,
Together twists their threads, and yet draws hers the longer.
Aurelian Townshend (c. 1583–c.1651), British poet. A Dialogue betwixt Time and a Pilgrime (l. 19–21). . .

Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I–II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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