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 Dum Spiro, Spero.Du’machus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dum Vivimus, Vivamus (Latin).
 
While we live, let us enjoy life. The motto of Dr. Doddridge’s coat of arms, which he converted into the subjoined epigram—
       
“‘Live, while you live,’ the epicure would say.
‘And seize the pleasures of the present day.’
‘Live, while you live,’ the sacred preacher cries,
‘And give to God each moment as it flies.’
Lord, in my views let each united be;
I live in pleasure, when I live to thee.”
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 Dum Spiro, Spero.Du’machus. 

 
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