If I have given you delight
By aught that I have done,
Let me lie quiet in that night
Which shall be yours anon:
And for that little, little span
The dead are borne in mind
Seek not to question other than
The books I leave behind.
"The Appeal," by Rudyard Kipling, published posthumously, 1939.
Image: Rudyard Kipling, lithograph by Sir William Nicholson, 1899.
Source: Yale University Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library