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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... "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ... - Seite 519
von Benjamin Franklin - 1818 - 449 Seiten
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell Meltzer - 2005 - 192 Seiten
...a young man of 23 and in perfect health, he had composed his now celebrated epitaph: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book,...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 perfect Edition, Corrected...
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Benjamin Franklin's Humor

Paul Zall - 2005 - 186 Seiten
...epithet develops a cohesive conceit worthy of the celebrated baroque poet Luis de Gongora. The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book,...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 Perfect Edition, Corrected...
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The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations

James H. Hutson - 2009 - 288 Seiten
...to George Whitefield, June 19, 1764. Labaree, Papers of Benjamin Franklin, 11:231-32. The Body of B. Franklin, Printer: Like the Cover of an old Book,...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 perfect Edition, Corrected...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - 2005 - 256 Seiten
...only 23 years of age, 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,...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 perfect edition, Corrected...
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The Franklin Affair: A Novel

Jim Lehrer - 2005 - 224 Seiten
...himself that he 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,...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 perfect Edition, Corrected...
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The Scoutmaster Minute

Ron Wendel - 2009
...before his death, he 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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Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Statesman

Brenda Haugen, Andrew Santella - 2005 - 112 Seiten
...tombstone: Benjamin 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 Faiths of Our Fathers: What America's Founders Really Believed

Alf J. Mapp - 2005 - 183 Seiten
...expressed both faith in 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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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 Seiten
...California (1952) Benjamin Franklin US statesman, scientist, and author, 17061790 1 The Body of B. tise to deceive! Marmion canto 6, st. 17 (1808) 6 wholly lost: for it will, as he believ'd, appear once more, in a new & more perfect Edition, corrected...
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The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius

Joyce E. Chaplin - 2006 - 421 Seiten
...published. Franklin 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,...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 perfect Edition, Corrected...
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