„Time will rust the sharpest sword,
Time will consume the strongest cord“

—  Walter Scott, Harold the Dauntless

Harold the Dauntless (1817), Canto I, st. 4.
Contesto: Time will rust the sharpest sword,
Time will consume the strongest cord;
That which molders hemp and steel,
Mortal arm and nerve must feel.

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scrittore e poeta britannico 1771 - 1832

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