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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... "
Collectaneous Epitaphs: Chiefly Designed to Assist Surviving Relations in ... - Page 13
by Morgan Williams - 1822 - 72 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 32

History - 1793
...following epitaph, which he compofed for himfelf fome years ago, may be infcribed on his tombftone : i « The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,' Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and ftript of its lettering andgilding) lies here food for worms : yet the work...
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - American prose literature - 1779 - 567 pages
...above, and thac the earth is frozen at unexpected depths below. July 1779. NB Vidt Addenda. EJ Tixe \ The body Of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And ftript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms ; Yet the...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 12

Books and bookselling - 1790
...following epitaph, which he compofed for himftlî fome years ago, may be inicribtd on his tombftonc : « The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and ftript of its lettering and gilding,) lies here food for worms : yet the...
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Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin:: Consisting of His Life, Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1793 - 303 pages
...difeafes." The following epitaph on himfelf, was written by him many years previous to his death ; THE BODY of -BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, ( Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And ftript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms } Yet the...
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Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life ..., Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1794
...difeafes." V The following epitaph on himfdf, was writtea by him many years, previous to his death ; THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer,. (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents tern out And ftript of iis lettenng and gilding) Lies here food for worms ; Yet the work...
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Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern

BIOGRAPHY. - 1801 - 348 pages
...following epitaph, which he composed for himself some years ago, might be inscribed on his tombstone, " 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...
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A Biographical Dictionary: Containing a Brief Account of the First Settlers ...

John Eliot - Frontier and pioneer life - 1809 - 511 pages
...,.. His epitaph is an instance of oddity, but is inge» nious. He made it to be put on his tombstone. 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...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Volume 1

George Miller - 1813
...ijuited this mortal scene, leaving the following remarkable epitaph to be inscribed on his tombstone. THE BODY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, PRINTER, (Like the Cover of an Old Book, its Contents torn out, stripped of its Lettering and Gilding,) LIES HEBE FOOD FOR THE WORMS: Yet the...
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Carminum rariorum macaronicorum delectus:: in usum ludorum Apollinarum, quae ...

Andrew Duncan - Macaronic literature - 1813 - 144 pages
...by himself, when Printer in Boston, and published in a Newspaper "which he conducted in that City. The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, Like the cover of an old book, Its contents worn out, And stript of its lettering and gilding, Lies here food for the worms. Yet the...
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Supplement to the Rural Sports

William Barker Daniel - Falconry - 1813 - 507 pages
...Instance of the Angler's Patience, wrote this EPITAPH upon himself, many Years previous to.bis Death. 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...
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