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Epitaph for Benjamin Franklin



Found epitaph for Benjamin Franklin in the Delta "Sky" magazine on my
flight to Salt Lake for the Guild of Book Workers Standards conference this
past October. Won't vouch for its accuracy...

The body of Benjamin Franklin
Printer,
Like the covering
Of an old book
Its contents torn out
And stript of its lettering
And gilding
Lies here, food for worms;
But the work
Shall not be lost,
It will (as he believed)
Appear once more,
In a new
And more beautiful edition,
Corrected and amended
By the author.


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