Epitaph for Harty

HERE’s the mortal part of Harty;
In this life he got his start
Forming of a charter party
Party of the second part.

Say not of him that he bartered,
Chaffered crudely in the mart,
He who sat apart and chartered
Parties with a loving heart.

To his parties he imparted
Charters that were works of art,
Till the dreadful day he darted
Underneath a dustman’s cart.
Here he lies, the dear departed
Party of the second part.

PUNCH, February 18 1959

Epitaph for Harty