“Let us alone. Time driveth onward fast,
And in a little while our lips are dumb.
Let us alone. What is it that will last?
All things are taken from us, and become
Portions and parcels of the dreadful Past.”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson [1809-1892]
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company in 1955. Page 547.