Benjamin Franklin, who had a great fondness for books, wrote an epitaph for himself, which he hoped would be placed on his grave. It read,
The body of Benjamin Franklin, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here for the worms; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the author.
Benjamin Franklin was right: “The work itself shall not be lost!” Benjamin Franklin shall not be lost! you shall not be lost! I shall not be lost! God, our father, will not abandon us. Christ,…
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