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Epigrám. n.s. [epigramma, Latin.] A short poem terminating in a point.

A college of witcrackers cannot flout me out of my humour: do'st thou think I care for a satire or an epigram? Shak.

What can be more witty than the epigram of Moore upon the name of Nicolaus, an ignorant physician, that had been the death of thousands? Peacham of Poetry.

                                I writ
An epigram that boasts more truth than wit.

Sources: Gay, John (51) · Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (23) · Peacham, Henry (53)

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