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Robert Hayman's 1628 book Quodlibets devotes much of its text to epigrams.

An epigram is a brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising or satirical statement. Derived from the Greek: ἐπίγραμμα{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} epigramma "inscription" from ἐπιγράφειν epigraphein "to write on, to inscribe",<ref>"epigram". Online Etymology Dictionary.</ref> this literary device has been employed for over two millennia.

The presence of wit or sarcasm tends to distinguish non-poetic epigrams from aphorisms and adages, which may lack them.

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