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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2985
AUTHOR:John Dryden (1631–1700)
QUOTATION:Happy the man, and happy he alone,
  He who can call to-day his own;
  He who, secure within, can say,
To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have liv’d to-day. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Imitation of Horace. Book iii. Ode 29, Line 65.
 
Note 1.
Serenely full, the epicure would say,
Fate cannot harm me; I have dined to-day.
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