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Written by: Ellis Parker Butler | Biography
 Love took chambers on our street
 Opposite to mine;
On his door he tacked a neat,
 Clearly lettered sign.

Straightway grew his custom great,
 For his sign read so:
“Hearts united while you wait.
 Step in. Love and Co.”

Much I wondered who was “Co.”
 In Love’s partnership;
Thought across the street I’d go—
 Learn from Love’s own lip.

So I went; and since that day
 Life is hard for me.
I was buncoed! (By the way,
 “Co.” is Jealousy.)