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What is the origin of the saying “Time and tide wait for no man”?
This saying may be derived from two historical quotes. One is “Nae man can tether time or tide,” written by Robert Burns (1759-1796) in “Tam o’ Shanter.” Another is “Hoist up saile while gale doth last, Tide and wind stay no man’s pleasure,” written by Robert Southwell in “St. Peter’s Complaint” (1595).

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