Sunday, August 25, 2013
Recollections of the Swindle Family
Swindle, swindle, everywhere,
Every shape and size;
Take the swindle out of a man,
And you’ve nothing left but lies.
Philanthropy is made to cover a fraud,
Charity keeps humbugs in tow;
And we’re swindled at home, swindled abroad,
And swindled wherever we go.
For the world is full of humbugs
Managed by dishonest men;
One moves on, another comes,
And we’re swindled again and again.
—Apoth E. Cary, “Recollections of the Swindle Family”