• I wasted time, and now doth time waste me; For now hath time made me his numbering clock: My thoughts are minutes; and with sighs they jar Their watches on unto mine eyes, the outward watch, Whereto my finger, like a dial's point, Is pointing still, in cleansing them from tears. Now sir, the sound that tells what hour it is Are clamorous goans, which strike upon my heart, Which is the bell: so sighs and tears and groans Show minutes, times, and hours.

    William Shakespeare, William Harness (1825). “The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV, part 1”, p.318