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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Defeat.
 
“What though the field be lost? all is not lost.” (Milton: Paradise Lost, i. line 105–6.)   1
   “All is lost but honour” (Tout est perdu, madame, fors l’honneur) is what Francois I. is said to have written to his mother, after the Battle of Pavia in 1525.   2
 


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