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(mirour), as a literary term, based on the Medieval Latin use of the word speculum to mean a true reflection or description of a particular subject, hence compendium. Thus there are titles such as the Mirror of Fools (translation of the late 12th‐cent. Speculum Stultorum by Wireker) and, in the Renaissance, A Mirror for Magistrates.

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