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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4897
AUTHOR:William Robert Spencer (1770–1834)
QUOTATION:Too late I stayed,—forgive the crime!
  Unheeded flew the hours;
How noiseless falls the foot of time 1
  That only treads on flowers.
ATTRIBUTION:Lines to Lady A. Hamilton.
 
Note 1.
See Shakespeare, All ’s Well that Ends Well, Quotation 18. [back]
 

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