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- Man's life is like unto a winter's day,—
Some break their fast and so depart away;
Others stay dinner, then depart full fed;
The longest age but sups and goes to bed.
O reader, then behold and see!
As we are now, so must you be.
- Horæ Sucissive (1631), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).