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The sands are frantic
In the hourglass. But there is time
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[I]t is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an ...
A very little thing, a little worm,
Or hourglass-blazoned spider, it is said,
Can kill a tiger.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
It is the sinner's dust-tongued bell claps me to churches
When, with his torch and hourglass, like a sulphur priest,
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Do but consider this small dust, here running in the glass,
By atoms moved.
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