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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Tide
 
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries;
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
        Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act IV. Scene 3. (Brutus to Cassius just before the battle at Philippi.)
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In haste alights and scuds away,
But tide and time for no man stay.
        Somerville.—The Scented Miser.
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Nae man can tether time or tide;
The hour approaches, Tam maun ride.
        Burns.—Tam O’Shanter.
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        There is an hour in fortune
That must be still observed.
        Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Little French Lawyer, Act II. Scene 3.
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