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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3307
AUTHOR:Edward Young (1683–1765)
QUOTATION:“I ’ve lost a day!”—the prince who nobly cried,
Had been an emperor without his crown. 1
ATTRIBUTION: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]
 

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