|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|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.)
|In haste alights and scuds away,|
But tide and time for no man stay.
Somerville.The Scented Miser.
|Nae man can tether time or tide;|
The hour approaches, Tam maun ride.
| There is an hour in fortune|
That must be still observed.
Beaumont and Fletcher.The Little French Lawyer, Act II. Scene 3.