Tales and novels of Jean de La Fontaine

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.

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The University of Adelaide Library
University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005


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