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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Today's Random Wilde

Keeping with our mortality theme a bit longer today, it is said that while sipping champagne on his deathbed Wilde said:
“Alas, I am dying beyond my means.”
Several variations on the scene and the quip have been reported, among them, “Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means,” and also “And now, I am dying beyond my means.” I think the first sounds likeliest. Of course, his actual last words happened later, and also amount to a quip (involving wallpaper) whose precise wording is contested. I leave that one to another Random Wilde.

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