A poem by Edgar Allen Poe
, first published in the Evening Mirror
of New York
Epigram for Wall Street
I'll tell you a plan for gaining wealth
Better than banking, trade or leases —
Take a bank note
and fold it up,
And then you will find your money in creases!
This wonderful plan
, without danger or loss,
Keeps your cash
in your hands, where nothing can trouble it;
And every time that you fold it across,
'Tis as plain as the light of the day
that you double it!