Gateway to the Classics: A Moral Alphabet by Hilaire Belloc
 
A Moral Alphabet by  Hilaire Belloc

M For Millionaire

M was a millionaire

who sat at Table,

And ate like thisó


[Illustration]

as long as he was able;

At half-past twelve the waiters turned him out:

He lived impoverished and died of gout.

Moral

Disgusting exhibition! Have a care

When, later on, you are a Millionaire,

To rise from table feeling you could still

Take something more, and not be really ill.


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