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The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce
KILL

KEEP

-v.t.

 He willed away his whole estate,
And then in death he fell asleep,
Murmuring: "Well, at any rate,
My name unblemished I shall keep."
But when upon the tomb 'twas wrought
Whose was it? — for the dead keep naught.

- Durang Gophel Arn