|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Park Benjamin (18091864)|
|QUOTATION:||Im king of the deadand I make my throne|
On a monument slab of marble cold;
And my scepter of rule is the spade I hold:
Come they from cottage or come they from hall,
Mankind are my subjects, all, all, all!
Let them loiter in pleasure or toilfully spin
I gather them in, I gather them in!
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Old Sexton.|