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EPITAPH

As a boy, reserved and naughty;
As a youth, a coxcomb and haughty;
As a man, for action inclined;
As a greybeard, fickle in mind.
Upon thy grave will people read:
This was a very man, indeed!

1815.*


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Poem EPITAPH - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe