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Douglas Race in Vain Time and tide wait for no man. A pompous and self-satisfied proverb, and was true for a  billion years; but in our day of electric wires and water-ballast we turn it around: Man waits  not for time nor tide. -Mark Twain Rooms in houses are filled with clocks, the steady, methodical witness  to the passing of time. They chime away the seconds, minutes and hours of  each day and without ceasing, count down to the end of time itself. Humans’  lives are controlled and dictated by the moving hands and we seem always to  lose in our own race against time; however, most people believe that there  will come a moment when time will end and the world will join into eternity.  Persons of the Christian faith believe in Jesus Christ’s eventual return to our  world and his restoring of his kingdom on earth. The restoration of Christ’s  kingdom on earth will vanquish time to eternity and it is this outcome of which  John Milton writes. In his poem, “On Time,” John Milton uses rhetorical  devices to portray Time as a self-indulging entity and man’s ultimate 
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ENGL 414 taught by Professor Parrish during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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