Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Shakespeare
I have been long a sleeper; but I trust
My absence doth neglect no great design
Which by my presence might have been concluded.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Richard, in Richard III, act 3, sc. 4, l. 23-5.
Apologizing for his late arrival at a council meeting; "great design" = important proposal or business.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.