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A Poem by Benjamin Franklin

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In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph. He didn't profess to be a born-again Christian, but it seems that he must have been influenced by Paul's teaching of the resurrection of the body. Here's what he wrote:

The Body of B. Franklin, Printer:Like the Cover of an old BookIts contents torn out,And stript of its Lettering and Guilding,Lies here, Food for Worms,

But the Work shall not be wholly lost:For it will, as he believ'd,Appear once moreIn a new and more perfect Edition,Corrected and amended by the Author.