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.
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