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" THE BODY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, {like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in... "
Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written by ... - Page 162
by Benjamin Franklin - 1794
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 32

History - 1793
...following epitaph, which he compofed for himfelf fome years ago, may be infcribed on his tombftone : i « The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,' Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and ftript of its lettering andgilding) lies here food for worms : yet the work itfelf ihall...
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - American prose literature - 1779 - 567 pages
...above, and thac the earth is frozen at unexpected depths below. July 1779. NB Vidt Addenda. EJ Tixe \ The body Of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And ftript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms ; Yet the work itfelf...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 12

Books and bookselling - 1790
...following epitaph, which he compofed for himftlî fome years ago, may be inicribtd on his tombftonc : « The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and ftript of its lettering and gilding,) lies here food for worms : yet the work itfelf...
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Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1793 - 303 pages
...inconvenience in his refpiration from thefe difeafes." The following epitaph on himfelf, was written by him many years previous to his death ; THE BODY...Printer, ( Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And ftript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms } Yet the work itfelf...
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Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern

BIOGRAPHY. - 1801 - 348 pages
...following epitaph, which he composed for himself some years ago, might be inscribed on his tombstone, " The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here, food for worms : yet the work itseH shall...
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A Biographical Dictionary: Containing a Brief Account of the First Settlers ...

John Eliot - Frontier and pioneer life - 1809 - 511 pages
...,.. His epitaph is an instance of oddity, but is inge» nious. He made it to be put on his tombstone. The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms : yet the work itself shall...
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Supplement to the Rural Sports

William Barker Daniel - Falconry - 1813 - 507 pages
...for an Instance of the Angler's Patience, wrote this EPITAPH upon himself, many Years previous to.bis Death. The BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,) Lies here Food for WORMS; Yet the Work itself shall...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Volume 1

George Miller - 1813
...ijuited this mortal scene, leaving the following remarkable epitaph to be inscribed on his tombstone. THE BODY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, PRINTER, (Like the Cover of an Old Book, its Contents torn out, stripped of its Lettering and Gilding,) LIES HEBE FOOD FOR THE WORMS: Yet the work itself...
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Carminum rariorum macaronicorum delectus:: in usum ludorum Apollinarum, quae ...

Andrew Duncan - Macaronic literature - 1813 - 144 pages
...by himself, when Printer in Boston, and published in a Newspaper "which he conducted in that City. The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, Like the cover of an old book, Its contents worn out, And stript of its lettering and gilding, Lies here food for the worms. Yet the work shall...
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Rural Sports

William Barker Daniel - Fishing - 1813
...the Angler's Patience, wrote this EPITAPH upon himself, many Years previous to his Death. The BOOT of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,) Lies here Food for WORMS ; Yet the Work itself...
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