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Convenient Partnership (Anonymous)

DAMON, who plied the undertaker’s trade,

With Doctor Crateas an agreement made.

What linens Damon from the dead could seize,

He to the doctor sent for bandages;

While the good doctor, here no promise-breaker,

Sent all his patients to the undertaker.