• A man is not completely born until he is dead. Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals, a new member added to their happy society?

    Benjamin Franklin, Henry Stueber, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) (1794). “Works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: consisting of his life, written by himself : together with essays, humourous, moral & literary, chiefly in the manner of the Spectator : in two volumes”
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