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Memento

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Meménto. n.s. [Latin.] A memorial notice; a hint to awaken the memory.

Our gracious master, for his learning and piety, is not only a precedent to his own subjects, but to foreign princes; yet he is still but a man, and seasonable memento's may be useful. Bacon's Advice to Villiers.

Is not the frequent spectacle of other peoples deaths a memento sufficient to make you think of your own? L'Estrange.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · L'Estrange, Roger (131)

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