Park Benjamin, Sr. Quote
I'm king of the dead—and 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!
The Old Sexton, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).