Johan Herman Wessel

(6 October 1742 - 29 December 1785 / Vestby, Akershus)

The Poet’s Epitaph Upon Himself - Poem by Johan Herman Wessel

He ate and drank, was never glad,
His boot heels he wore down one side;
Ambition – that he never had,
And finally just upped and died.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 18, 2010



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