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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 ... - Σελίδα 13
των Morgan Williams - 1822 - 72 σελίδες
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Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society, Τόμος 5

American Antiquarian Society - 1874
...have produced little or nothing. Long before his death, he wrote the following epitaph upon himself: 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 worms ! • Yet...

Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest-fields of Literature

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1875 - 862 σελίδες
...a foot above the ground. It bears the following : — BENJAMIN"] ' AND [-/FRANKLIN. DEBORAH J 1790. 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 food for worms : Yet the work...

Continental Sketches of Distinguished Pennsylvanians

David Robert Bruce Nevin - 1875 - 247 σελίδες
...destiny." In this connection we insert the quaint epitaph written by himself long before his 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 book...

The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and ...

James Samuelson, Henry Lawson, William Sweetland Dallas - 1875
...choicest of our philosophers have held by it to their final sleep, and have written of it themselves. " 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...

Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Τόμος 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1875
...testament, in the presence of us. FRANCIS BAILEY, THOMAS LANG, ABRAHAM SHOEMAKER. EPITAPH WRITTEN IN 1728. 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. But the work...

Benjamin Franklin: A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation, One ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - 1876 - 373 σελίδες
...been admired ; but some of more sensitive minds perceive in it a tone which is somewhat repulsive. " 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...

Old Truths in a New Light, Or, An Earnest Endeavour to Reconcile Material ...

Marie Sinclair Countess of Caithness - 1876 - 459 σελίδες
...(with various corrections I found among his papers, and from which this is a faithful copy " : — 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...

The American Journal of Education, Τόμος 27

Henry Barnard - 1877
...of his last Will, in Christ Church burying ground on the north aide of Arch Street, corner of Sixth. The Body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Ita contents torn out. And Btript of Its lettering and gliding,) Lies here, food for worms. Bat the...

Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Τόμος 4

Manchester Literary Club - 1878
...himself may serve as an illustration of the occasional combination of the literary and the grotesque: — 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...

Benjamin Franklin, printer's boy, statesman, philosopher, and patriot

John Stevens C. Abbott - 1879 - 373 σελίδες
...been admired ; but some of more sensitive minds perceive in it a tone which is somewhat repulsive. " 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...




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