Quotation by Edward Fitzgerald

With earth's first clay they did the last man knead,
There of the last harvest sowed the seed,
And what the first morning of creation wrote,
The last dawn of reckoning shall read.
Edward Fitzgerald (1809–1883), British writer, poet, and translator. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, stanza 73 (1859).

Classic expression of determinism.
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