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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Years
 
Winged time glides on insensibly, and deceives us; and there is nothing more fleeting than years.
        Ovid.—Meta. Book X. Fable 9. (Riley.)
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        Jumping o’er times,
Turning the accomplishment of many years
Into an hour-glass.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry V., Chorus.
  2
Years have not seen, Time shall not see,
The hour that tears my soul from thee.
        Byron.—Bride of Abydos, Canto I. Stanza 11.
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        Years steal
Fire from the mind, as vigour from the limb;
And life’s enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.
        Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto III. Stanza 8.
  4
Years following years, steal something every day;
At last they steal us from ourselves away.
        Pope.—Imitations of Horace, Book II. Epi. II. Line 72.
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        I am declin’d
Into the vale of years.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (He imagines that a reason for Desdemona’s supposed love of Cassio.)
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