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I think it probably IS his epitaph; there's this as the last page at OSCARIANA, one of the web sites devoted to him. Unfornunatly the "Oscar Wilde Random Quote generator in't up at the moment, but it's still a good site for anyone interested in him.
I have a book, Panati's EXTRAORDINARY ENDINGS, that contains every morbid detail about Wilde's death except for what is written on his tombstone. His death was quite painfull and gross. The book list this as his last words: "Penniless, sipping Champagne; 'I an dying as I've lived: beyond my means.' Glancing around the room; 'This wallpaper is killing me; one of us has to go.' " Other details including the explosion of his puss laded body immediately following his death are listed.
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The source I just found (via Ask Jeeves) says he died of meningitis.
-------------------- When there isn't anything else worth analyzing, we examine our collective navel. I found thirty-six cents in change in mine the other day. Let no one say that there is no profit in philosophy. -- Silas Sparkhammer
quote:Originally posted by Nicole: It is on the grave!
Well, you've answered your own question, but since the site you linked didn't actually show the inscription I just wanted to confirm that quote is indeed on the tombstone. I have a picture of the inscription; but I am not going to dig through my large picture collection and then hunt down a scanner (sorry).
Pere Lachaise I think is definetly worth a few hours of exploration if you're in Paris. There are many wonderful monuments and tombstones there.