CONDONE

CONDONEv.t.


Condone’s a word that means to let
The sinner think that we forget;
Thus gaining time to meditate
How we may best retaliate.
Just as the cat, affecting sleep,
Permits the wounded mouse to creep
Half way to cover, and then vaults
Upon him with renewed assaults,
So man to his revenge supplies
The added terrors of surprise.