Not Heaven itself upon the past has power;
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

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Original Citation

Dryden, John. Imitation of Horace. 1685, bk. 3, ode 29, stanza 8.

Current Citation

Dryden, John. "Translations from Horace: Book 3, Ode 29." Selected Poems. Edited by Steven N. Zwicker and David Bywaters. Penguin, 2002, stanza 8.