William Robert Spencer

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William Robert Spencer (17691834) was an English poet, educated at Harrow School and the University of Oxford.


  • Too late I stayed,—forgive the crime!
    Unheeded flew the hours;
    How noiseless falls the foot of time
    That only treads on flowers.
    • Lines to Lady A. Hamilton, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "The inaudible and noiseless foot of Time", William Shakespeare, All's Well that Ends Well, Act v. Scene 3.

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