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Epitaph on a politician

Here richly, with ridiculous display,

The Politician’s corpse was laid away.

While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged

I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.

— Hilaire Belloc’s “Epitaph on the Politician.”

You can imagine who I’d like to see here. But you’ll have to imagine. I’m not going to sic the feds on myself.

UPDATE:  Clarence Darrow was more circumspect: “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”