He drank strong waters

“A Bank Fraud”

He drank strong waters and his speech was coarse;
He purchased raiment and forbore to pay;
He stuck a trusting junior with a horse, 
And won gymkhanas in a doubtful way. 
Then, 'twixt a vice and folly, turned aside
To do good deeds—and straight to cloak them, lied.

                                                             The Mess Room