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Memento Mori (A)

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Something to put us in mind of the shortness and uncertainty of life.

“I make as good use of it [Bardolph’s face] as many a man doth of a death’s head or a memento mori.”—Shakespeare: Henry IV., iii. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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