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Poetry: Franklin



    Epitaph in a Bookish Style

    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


    The Body

    of

    Benjamin Franklin

    Printer

    (Like the cover of an old book

    It's contents torn out

    And stript of its lettering and gilding)

    Lies here, food for worms.

    But the work shall not be lost

    For it will (as he believed) appear once more

    In a new and more elegant edition

    Revised and corrected

    by

    The Author.

    This poem is one of many published by the EServer, a nonprofit collective.