I ve lost a day!the prince who nobly cried, Had been an emperor without his crown.1
Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 99.
Note 1. Suetonius says of the Emperor Titus: Once at supper, reflecting that he had done nothing for any that day, he broke out into that memorable and justly admired saying, My friends, I have lost a day!Suetonius: Lives of the Twelve Cæsars. (Translation by Alexander Thomson.) [back]