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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:83
AUTHOR:John Heywood (1497?–1580?)
QUOTATION:The tide tarrieth no man. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iii.
 
Note 1.
Hoist up saile while gale doth last,
Tide and wind stay no man’s pleasure.
Robert Southwell: St. Peter’s Complaint. 1595.

Nae man can tether time or tide.—Robert Burns: Tam O’Shanter. [back]
 

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