Don Juan 01-125
Canto the First


Sweet is a legacy, and passing sweet
     The unexpected death of some old lady
Or gentleman of seventy years complete,
     Who've made "us youth" wait too-too long already
For an estate, or cash, or country seat,
     Still breaking, but with stamina so steady
That all the Israelites are fit to mob its
Next owner for their double-damn'd post-obits.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824) ByronLong