• Father Time is not always a hard parent and though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.

    Charles Dickens (2016). “Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty'”, p.25, Sai ePublications via PublishDrive