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Benjamin Franklin Epitaph

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Epitaph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 27, 2022
1. Benjamin Franklin Epitaph Marker
Inscription.  Franklin wrote out a copy of his epitaph - one of the most famous in the English language- and presented it to Samuel Morris in Philadelphia on August 31, 1776. The original manuscript belongs to Colonel Richard Gimbel.

The Body of
B. Franklin, Printer,
Like the Cover of an old Book,
Its Contents torn out,
And stript of its Lettering & Gilding,
Lies here, Food for Worms -
But the Work shall not be lost;
For it will, as he believ'd, appear once more
In a new and more elegant Edition
Corrected and improved
By the Author.-
Given by B. Franklin to Sam. Morris
August 31, 1776
It is his own hand writing

 
Erected by Groff Funeral Homes.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is August 31, 1776.
 
Location. 41° 27.323′ N, 82° 42.612′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on East Washington Row, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Washington Row, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Monroe Doctrine (here, next to this marker); I Have A Dream (here, next to this marker); Statue Of Liberty (here, next to this marker); Mayflower Compact (here, next to this marker); Bill Of Rights (here, next to this marker); Emancipation Proclamation (here, next to this marker); "The Star Spangled Banner" (here, next to this marker); Perry's Monument (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
 
Benjamin Franklin Epitaph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 27, 2022
2. Benjamin Franklin Epitaph Marker
Benjamin Franklin Epitaph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 27, 2022
3. Benjamin Franklin Epitaph Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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