Tuesday, November 11, 2014
He makes his voyage too late, perhaps, by a true water clock who delays too long.
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 19, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
In context, the "true water clock" here is the waterlily.