• If nothing once, you nothing lose,
    For when you die you are the same;
    The space between is but an hour,
    The frail duration of a flower.

    Philip Morin Freneau (1809). “Poems Written and Published During the American Revolutionary War, and Now Republished from the Original Manuscripts: Interspersed with Translations from the Ancients, and Other Pieces Not Heretofore in Print”, p.148