Reading poet, Latin translator and former civil servant Mike Juster’s Sleaze and Slander. Here’s an unconditional skewering:
“On the Man Who Found Treasure When He Meant to Hang Himself” (from the Latin of Ausonius 310-395AD).
A man who had knotted a noose
saw gold and cut himself loose.
The owner discovered the knot
and hoisted himself on the spot.