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Literature and Ideas

keep

v.t.

The Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce

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