Outcast men

“For his mourners will be outcast men
And outcasts always mourn.”

Oscar Wilde died in exile on 30 November 1900, in a cheap Parisian hotel room.

A quotation from The Ballad of Reading Gaol is inscribed on his tomb at Père Lachaise, Paris.

The words that were chosen for Wilde’s original burial site at Bagneux Cemetery were taken from the Bible. They translate as:

“To my words they durst add nothing, and my speech dropped upon them.”

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