A Moral Alphabet/N for Ned

N STANDS FOR NED,

Maria's younger brother,

Who, walking one way, chose to gaze the other.

In Blandford Square—a crowded part of town—

Two People on a tandem knocked him down;

Whereat a Motor Car, with warning shout,

Ran right on top and turned him inside out:

The damages that he obtained from these

Maintained him all his life in cultured ease.


MORAL:


The law protects you. Go your gentle way:

The Other Man has always got to Pay.