The Moving Finger (Mary Gaunt)

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The Moving Finger  (1895) 
by Mary Gaunt
"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

Moves on; nor all your piety and wit
Shall lore it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all your tears wash out a word of it."

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