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Recent articles from the "COLLECTION OF ALL DISTIGUISHED AND COMMEMORABLE NEWS": (commonly known as the Vornheim Relation)
Sung by a ragged bard in a local tavern:
They say that Martin Mesmer owns one half of this whole town
with political connections
to spread his wealth around
born into society, a bankers only child
he has everything a man could want
power, grace and style.
The papers print his picture almost everywhere he goes
MARTIN MESMER AT AN OPERA
MARTIN MESMER AT A SHOW
and the rumors of his parties
and the orgies on his yacht!
Oh, he surely must be happy
with everything he's got.