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(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
For it will (as he believed) appear once more
In a new and more elegant edition
Revised and corrected
Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), U.S. statesman, writer. Epitaph on Himself, in Complete Works, vol. 10 (ed. by John Bigelow, 1887-88). Composed in 1728, when Franklin was 22, it was not used on Franklin’s monument.
Today is the last day of the blog tour…What fun it has been! Thank you to all of the bloggers who really went above and beyond in their posts. Thank you for sharing yourselves with us! What a blessing you are!
Melody at Slurping Life
Revka at The Porch Light
Lauren at Baseballs and Bows
Allison at The Gentle Art of Ruling Your Husband
Stop Lurking! Every week I will draw names for a free Tricia Goyer book from those who comment on my blogs. Winner’s choice! Tell your friends.