Nae man can tether time or tide. Robert Burns Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic The only constant is change Passage of time Ocean and sea Author Robert Burns Source Tam O'Shanter Medium Poem Language English Time 1790 1790s 18th century Era Age of Enlightenment Occupation Poet Writer From United Kingdom Europe Authentication Score 0 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Burns, Robert. "Tam O'Shanter." 1790. Citation text copied to clipboard.