KEEP, V.t. He Willed Away His Whole Estate, And Then In Death He Fell Asleep, Murmuring

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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
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"