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This sometimes funny, frequently poignant compilation offers a glimpse at the death-bed departures of kings, courtiers, poets, painters, saints, villains, murderers, and martyrs through the ages. Among the notable parting sentiments are Bing Crosby's breezy sign-off: "That was a great game of golf, fellers," Lawrence Oates' farewell to Captain Scott on his mythically ill-fated expedition to the South Pole: "I'm just going out. I may be some time...," and Civil War commander General Sedgewick's final miscalculation: "They ...

Famous Last Words 2002, Kyle Cathie Limited, London

ISBN-13: 9781856264655

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Famous Last Words 1997, Kyle Cathie Limited

ISBN-13: 9781856262644

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