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"The Pumpkin"
"Ah! on Thanksday, when from East and from West,
From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his beard
The old broken links of affection restored;
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before;
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye,
What calls back the past like the rich Pumpkin pie?"
John Greenleaf Whittier 1850

A Quote

The epitaph that Ben Franklin composed in 1728 that was to be on his tombstone. "The body of B. Franklin, printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents worn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding, lies here, food for worms. Yet the work shall not be lost; for' it will as he believ'd appear once more, in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the author."