Vie de Benjamin Franklin, écrite par lui-même - Tome II suivie de ses œuvres morales, politiques et littéraires

By Benjamin Franklin

Page 135

Morts à-la-fois, vinrent à la même heure,
Se présenter à la porte des cieux.
L'Ange paroît, demande à chacun d'eux
Quel est son culte; et le premier s'approche,
Disant:--«Tu vois un bon Mahométan».


Entre mon cher, et tournant vers ta gauche,
Tu trouveras le quartier Musulman.


Moi, je suis Juif.


Entre, et cherche une place
Parmi les Juifs. Toi, qui fait la grimace
À cet Hébreu, qu'es-tu?




Soit; entre et va, sans t'étonner de rien,
T'asseoir au temple où s'assemblent tes frères.




Eh bien, entre, et garde ton chapeau.
Dans ce bosquet les Quakers sédentaires
Forment un club; on y fume.




J'ai le bonneur

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