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A Moral Alphabet by  Hilaire Belloc

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M FOR MILLIONAIRE

M
WAS A MILLIONAIRE

who sat at Table,

And ate like thisó


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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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