Who is unknown. the twa sisters?

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    There were twa sisters sat in a bour;
    Binnorie, O Binnorie!
    There cam a knight to be their wooer,
    By the bonnie milldams o’ Binnorie.
    Unknown. Binnorie; or, The Two Sisters (l. 1–4)

    Nature’s law says that the strong must prevent the weak from living, but only in a newspaper article or textbook can this be packaged into a comprehensible thought. In the soup of everyday life, in the mixture of minutia from which human relations are woven, it is not a law. It is a logical incongruity when both strong and weak fall victim to their mutual relations, unconsciously subservient to some unknown guiding power that stands outside of life, irrelevant to man.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    There were twa sisters sat in a bour;
    Binnorie, O Binnorie!
    There cam a knight to be their wooer,
    By the bonnie milldams o’ Binnorie.
    Unknown. Binnorie; or, The Two Sisters (l. 1–4)

    ‘Tis not Apollo can, or those thrice three
    Castalian sisters sing, if wanting thee.
    Horace, Anacreon both had lost their fame.
    Had’st thou not filled them with thy fire and flame.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)