Epigram by Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna

From her man the Queen Sophie received,
his painting, richly dressed in diamonds way.
But perchance if she had had her stay,
There’d be less stones thus conceived
and more in her own tray.

From: http://www.oxenstierna.org/hist_book/Johan_Gabriel_da_en.htm

Date: c1777 (original in Swedish); 1997 (translation in English)

By: Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna (1750-1818)

Translated by: David Oxenstierna (19??- )


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