by Robert Herrick
BREAK off delay, since we but read of one
That ever prospered by cunctation.
Cunctation, delay : the word is suggested by the name
of Fabius Cunctator, the conqueror of the Carthaginians,
addressed by Virg. (Æn. vi. 846) as Unus qui nobis
cunctando restituis rem.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 63.