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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 First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius

Joyce E. Chaplin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 421 pages
...kept and privately circulated it as a lifelong memento mori:3 39 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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Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words

Kathleen E. Miller - Humor - 2006 - 160 pages
...book its contents torn out/and stript of its lettering and gilding)/ Lies here, food for worms/ But the work itself / shall not be lost/ For it will,...he believed/ appear once more/ In a new/ and more elegant edition/ Revised and corrected/ By/ The Author. [Ben, unlike poor John, was not regretted by...
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The Faiths of the Founding Fathers

David L. Holmes - History - 2006 - 240 pages
...contents worn out, and stripped 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. Franklin was also among those Deists who remained...
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The Tao of Religion

George Rapanos - 2007 - 335 pages
...Franklin's Epitaph The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the cover of an old book, Its contents worn 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...
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Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Statesman

Brenda Haugen, Andrew Santella - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 112 pages
...Benjamin Franklin is known as a founding father of the United States of 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 ivholly lost,...
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Personal Spirituality: Science, Spirit and the Eternal Soul

Daniel J. Benor - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 597 pages
...Franklin's epitaph is a poignant example of such wishes and beliefs: The Body of B. Franklin Printer Like the Cover of an Old Book Its Contents Torn Out And Stripped of its Lettering and Guilding Lies Here Food for Worms But the Work shall not be Lost For...
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The Zondervan 2007 Pastor's Annual: An Idea & Resource Book

T. T. Crabtree - Religion - 2006 - 386 pages
...conveys the hope we have that Christ has a glorious life for us after we shed the life we are living now. 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, For...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Volume 1; Volumes 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 228 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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American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman

Max Cavitch - 352 pages
...printer but as a man who would find both life and afterlife in print: 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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Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America's Greatest Inventor

Michael Gelb, Sarah Miller Caldicott - Business & Economics - 2007 - 299 pages
...perspective by publishing a prospective epitaph for himself, which read: "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 Lost; For it Will (as he Believ'd) Appear once More In a New and More Elegant...
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