Pierre, thank you for this somewhat subtlely stated truth. It is
another wonderful example of how prescient Franklin was!
On May 27, 2004, at 2:34 PM, Pierre Gringoire wrote:
Benjamin Franklin's epitaph, written by himself at the age of
The Body of B. Frankin,
Like the Cover of an Old Book,
Its Contents Torn Out
Stripped of its Lettering and Gilding,
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
By The Author.
From the book "Reincarnation", edited by Joseph Head and S.L.Cranston.