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We met, hand to hand,
  We clasped hands close and fast,
    As close as oak and ivy stand;
      But it is past:
        Come day, come night, day comes at last.
      - Christina Georgina Rossetti,
        Twilight--Night (I, st. 1)

No day is without its innocent hope.
      - John Ruskin

The lovely days in Aranjuez are now at an end.
  [Ger., Die schonen Tage in Aranjuez
    Sind nun zu Ende.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Don Carlos (I, 1, 1)

What bath this day deserv'd? what hath it done,
  That it in golden letters should be set
    Among the high tides in the calendar?
      - William Shakespeare

O, such a day,
  So fought, so followed, and so fairly won,
    Came not till now to dignify the times
      Since Caesar's fortunes!
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Lord Bardolph at I, i)

A wicked day, and not a holy day!
  What hath this day deserved? What hath it done
    That it in golden letters should be set
      Among the high tides in the calendar?
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life and Death of King John
         (Constance at III, i)

The sun is in the heaven, and the proud day,
  Attended with the pleasures of the world,
    Is all too wanton and too full of gawds
      To give me audience.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life and Death of King John
         (King John at III, iii)

Frail empire of a day! That with the setting sun extinct is lost.
      - William C. Somerville,
        Hobbinol, or The Rural Games
         (canto III, l. 326)

Day is the Child of Time,
  And Day must cease to be:
    But Night is without a sire,
      And cannot expire,
        One with Eternity.
      - Richard Henry Stoddard, Day and Night

Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
  [Lat., Discipulus est priori posterior dies.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

Enjoy the blessings of this day if God sends them; and the evils bear patiently and sweetly. For this day only is ours; we are dead to yesterday, and we are not born to to-morrow.
      - Jeremy Taylor

Philip. Madam, a day may sink or save a realm.
  Mary. A day may save a heart from breaking too.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson

Thinking of the days that are no more.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson

But the tender grace of a day that is dead
  Will never come back to me.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, Break, Break, Break

A life that leads melodious days.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam
         (XXXIII, st. 2)

"A day for Gods to stoop," . . . ay,
  And men to soar.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, The Lover's Tale
         (l. 304)

To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.
      - Henry David Thoreau

I have lost a day.
  [Lat., Diem perdidi.]
      - Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus Titus,
        see Suetonius "Titus" VIII

My days are gone a-wandering.
  [Fr., Mes jours s'en sont allez errant.]
      - Francois Villon, Grand Testament

The longed for day is at hand.
  [Lat., Expectada dies aderat.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (V, 104)

One, glance of Thine creates a day.
      - Isaac Watts

One of the heavenly days that cannot die.
      - William Wordsworth

One of those heavenly days that cannot die.
      - William Wordsworth, Nutting

On all important time, thro' ev'ry age,
  Tho' much, and warm, the wise have urged; the man
    Is yet unborn, who duly weighs an hour,
      "I've lost a day"--the prince who nobly cried
        Had been an emperor without his crown;
          Of Rome? say rather, lord of human race.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night II, l. 180)

The spirit walks of every day deceased.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night II, l. 180)

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