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quenquam laedendum.

Injure no-one, either by word or deed.

Assequitur, Nemesisque virum vestigia servat
Continet & cubitum, duraque frena manu
Ne male quid facias, neve improba verba loquaris
Et iubet in cunctis rebus adesse modam [=modum] .[1]

Nemesis follows on and marks the tracks of men. In her hand she holds a measuring rod and harsh bridles. She bids you do nothing wrong, speak no wicked word, and commands that moderation be present in all things.


1.  This epigram is based on Anthologia graeca 16.223-4.

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