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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
An Epitaph
By Ben Jacob (Trans. Joseph Chotzner)
 
HERE lies Nachshon, man of great renown,
Who won much glory in his native town;
’Twas hunger that killed him, and they let him die—
They give him statues now, and gaze, and sigh—
While Nachshon lived, he badly wanted bread,        5
Now he is gone, he gets a stone instead.
 
 
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