Benjamin Franklin's Epitaph (Written 1776)

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Benjamin Franklin's Epitaph (Written in 1776)

Benjamin FranklinThe Body of B. Franklin, Printer,

Like the Cover of an old Book,

Its Contents torn out,

And stript of its Lettering & 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

Corrected and improved

By the Author. -

Given by B Franklin to Sam. Morris

August 31 1776
It is his own hand writing.