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It comes equally to us all | 07-Apr-08

It comes equally to us all
and makes us all equal when it comes

Part of a poem the enquirer learnt at school (late 1950s, early 1960s)

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Comments: Try the Bible:

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

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It is from one of the sermons of John Donne (1621). Billy Graham quoted it at the funeral of Pat Nixon.
Susanne Woodman

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