the end crowns the work

the end crowns the work
Cf. L. finis coronat opus, the end crowns the work; 15th-cent. Fr. la fin loe l’œuvre, the end praises the work.

1509 H. WATSON Ship of Fools Dd1 For the ende crowneth.

1592 G. DELAMOTHE French Alphabet II. 29 The end doth crowne the worke... La fin couronne l’œuvre.

1602 SHAKESPEARE Troilus & Cressida IV. v. 223 The end crowns all; And that old common arbitrator, Time, Will one day end it.

1820 SCOTT Abbot I. xiii. As the end crowns the work, it also forms the rule by which it must be ultimately judged.

1870 DICKENS Edwin Drood xviii. Proof, sir, proof, must be built up stone by stone... As I say, the end crowns the work.

1961 J. WEBB One for my Dame iii. That the end should crown the work, that I had given no more lies than I had been told made no difference. You either played it straight or you didn’t.

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