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When the Wrath Fell

From the Evening Star, October 8, 1914. By Philander Johnson.

Nobody paid attention
    To the man who gathered wealth.
Nobody paused to mention
    That his course was that of stealth,
Till he offered some donations
    For the help of human kind,
Then the fierce denunciations
    Sadly shook his peace of mind.

They said his coin was tainted
    And his motives dark and deep,
Till the pictures that they painted
    Caused him tears and loss of sleep.
Nobody ever rapped him
    While he hoarded day by day,
But, good gracious! How they slapped him
    When he gave the stuff away!

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