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The Devil's Dictionary: Clock

by Ambrose Bierce
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CLOCK

-n.

A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him.

A busy man complained one day:
"I get no time!" "What's that you say?"
Cried out his friend, a lazy quiz;
"You have, sir, all the time there is.
There's plenty, too, and don't you doubt it —
We're never for an hour without it."

- Purzil Crofe

 
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