Time's wingéd chariot

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Time's wingéd chariot definition


A phrase from the seventeenth-century English poem “To His Coy Mistress,” by Andrew Marvell. It appears in these lines: “But at my back I always hear / Time's wingéd chariot hurrying near.”

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