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Quotation by Edward Fitzgerald
The moving finger writes; and having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Edward Fitzgerald (1809–1883), British writer, poet, translator. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, stanza 71 (1859).
On the unalterability of the past.
Surprise me with a
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