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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8740
AUTHOR:Pliny the Elder (A.D. c. 23–A.D. 79)
QUOTATION:It is a maxim universally agreed upon in agriculture, that nothing must be done too late; and again, that everything must be done at its proper season; while there is a third precept which reminds us that opportunities lost can never be regained.
ATTRIBUTION:Natural History. Book xviii. Sect. 44.
 

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