La Fontaine

(1621 - 1695 / Champagne / France)

Epitaph Of La Fontaine Made By Himself


JOHN, as he came, so went away,
Consuming capital and pay,
Holding superfluous riches cheap;
The trick of spending time he knew,
Dividing it in portions two,
For idling one, and one for sleep.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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