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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.