William Camden — English Historian

William Camden was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Annales, the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England... (wikipedia)

The sea hath fish for every man.
The early bird catches the worm.
Better a bad excuse, than none at all.