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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8399
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous
QUOTATION:Mater ait naté, dic naté, natam
Ut moneat naté, plangere filiolam.

The mother to her daughter spake:
  ”Daughter,” said she, “arise!
Thy daughter to her daughter take,
  Whose daughter’s daughter cries.”
ATTRIBUTION:A Distich, according to Zwingler, on a Lady of the Dalburg Family who saw her descendants to the sixth generation.
 

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