Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


What though the field be lost!
All is not lost; th’ unconquerable will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
And courage never to submit or yield,
And what is else not to be overcome.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book I. Line 105.

Dear is the spot where Christians sleep,
And sweet the strain which angels pour;
Oh, why should we in anguish weep?
They are not lost, but gone before.
Anonymous.—See R. A. Smith’s Edinburgh Harmony, 1829, and Rogers’ Human Life.

Such is the tale, so sad, to memory dear,
Which oft in youth has charm’d my listening ear.
H. Kirke White.—Clifton Grove, Line 441.

Good Titus could, but Charles could never say,
Of all his royal life, he “lost a day.”
Duke.—Poem on the Death of Charles II.

“I’ve lost a day”—the prince who nobly cried,
Had been an emperor without his crown.
Dr. Young.—Night II. Line 99.

This world, ’tis true,
Was made for Cæsar, but for Titus, too;
And which more blest? Who chain’d his country? say,
Or he whose virtue sigh’d to lose a day?
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Stanza 1.

The delight of men,
He who the day, when his overflowing hand
Had made no happy heart, concluded lost!

How hard their lot who neither won nor lost!
Anonymous.—The Bucks had Dined. (Elegant Extracts.)