Fame [he Held A Book In His Knotty Paws] - Poem by Ambrose Bierce
He held a book in his knotty paws,
And its title grand read he:
'The Chronicles of the Kings' it was,
By the History Companee.
'I'm a monarch,' he said
(But a tear he shed)
'And my picter here you see.
'Great and lasting is my renown,
However the wits may flout
As wide almost as this blessed town'
(But he winced as if with gout).
'I paid 'em like sin
For to put me in,
But it's O, and O, to be out!'
Comments about Fame [he Held A Book In His Knotty Paws] by Ambrose Bierce
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.