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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... "
The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written ... - Page 135
by Benjamin Franklin - 1807 - 295 pages
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The Franklin Affair: A Novel

Jim Lehrer - Fiction - 2005 - 224 pages
...chose not to use. Etched later in a wall behind the graves, it said: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an old Book, Its contents torn out,...Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost, For it will, as he believ 'd, appear once more, In a new & more...
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell Meltzer - History - 2005 - 192 pages
...and in perfect health, he had composed his now celebrated epitaph: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out,...Lettering and gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost: For it will, as he believe'd, appear once more, In a new & more...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 256 pages
...I wrote the following epitaph, and gave it to many of my friends: The Body of B Franklin, Printer; Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out,...lettering and gilding, Lies here, food for worms, But the work shall not be wholly lost: For it will, as he believ'd, appear once more, In a new & more...
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Journey Into Being, A Beginning

Zareba - 2005 - 214 pages
...body of Benjamin Franklin (Like the cover of an old book, it's contents torn out, and stripped of it's lettering and gilding) lies here, food for worms. Yet the work itself shall not be lost. For it will appear once more in a new and beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the author. Benjamin Franklin...
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The Faiths of Our Fathers: What America's Founders Really Believed

Alf J. Mapp - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 183 pages
...a benevolent God and belief in the immortality of the soul: The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer (like the cover of an old book; its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding), lies here, food for worms; but the work shall not be lost,...
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Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Statesman

Brenda Haugen, Andrew Santella - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 112 pages
...Franklin is known as a founding father of the United States of America. The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book, Its contents torn out, And script of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost,...
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The Scoutmaster Minute

Ron Wendel - Reference - 2009
...wrote his own epitaph. This is how he wanted to be remembered: The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, Like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here food for worms; Yet the work itself shall not be lost,...
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Time: Friend Or Foe?

Rex Hickox - Self-Help - 2006 - 140 pages
...printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents worn out, And script of its lettering and guilding), Lies here, food for worms! Yet the work itself shall...and more beautiful edition, Corrected and amended by its Author! His Epitaph, by Ben Franklin Richard Baxter Life is what happens to you while you are busy...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Benjamin Franklin US statesman, scientist, and author, 17061790 1 The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; rmion canto 6, st. 17 (1808) 6 But the Work shall not be wholly lost: for it will, as he believ'd, appear once more, in a new & more...
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Ben Franklin's Philadelphia: A Guide

Tom Huntington - History - 2006 - 88 pages
...wit and personality of the Benjamin Franklin we like to remember: The Body of B. Franklin/Printer, Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out,...Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost. For it will, as he believ'd, appear once more, In a new & more...
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