... "He's not here right now"
He'll be back in a minute!
Let 's see if I can remember this accurately
(from a plaque on the wall of the City Hall of Yonkers, NY, about 30 years ago):
B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an Old Book
its Contents torn Out and Striped of its Lettering and Gilding,
Lies Here, food for worms, but the Work shall not be lost;
for it will (as he Believed) Appear once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition
Revised and Corrected By the Author.