[PW] ? Beethoven "Last Words" (Quotation Query #767)

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Mon Feb 20 19:32:52 PST 2017

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:27 PM, John Porter <okttbfn at gmail.com> wrote:

"I Have
> spent much of my time above ground composing, and I shall spend my time
> below ground doing just the reverse and decomposing".

A variant of this is attributed to W. S. Gilbert:

"Is the maestro still composing?"

"No, madam, he is decomposing."

John Cowan          http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
Is not a patron, my Lord [Chesterfield], one who looks with unconcern
on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground
encumbers him with help?        --Samuel Johnson


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