Jan 14 2016

The Vanity of Glory

Published by at 9:51 am under Vanity of Glory

Omnes Vanitas, by Ambrose Bierce (1903):

Alas for ambition’s possessor!
Alas for the famous and proud!
The Isle of Manhattan’s best dresser
Is wearing a hand-me-down shroud.

The world has forgotten his glory;
The wagoner sings on his wain,
And Chauncey Depew tells a story,
And jackasses laugh in the lane.

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