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

John Porter okttbfn at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 23:37:02 PST 2017


Thanks John   :-)))

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:32 PM, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:

> 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."
>
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> 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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