An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog

#Poetry #Children's Poetry & Nursery rhymes
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Excerpt Good people all, of every sort,Give ear unto my song;And if you find it wondrous short,  It cannot hold you long.    In Islington there lived a man,Of whom the world might say,That still a godly race he ran,  Whene'er he went  to pray.    A kind and gentle heart he had,To comfort friends and foes;The naked every day he clad,  When he put on  his clothes    And in that town a dog was found:As many dogs there be—   Both mongrel,   puppy,   whelp, and hound,    And curs of low degree.  This dog and man at first were friends;  But, when a pique began,The dog, to gain some private ends,  Went mad, and bit the man.    Around from all  the neighbouring streets  The wondering neighbours ran;    And swore the dog had lost his wits,  To bite so good a man.  The wound it seem'd both sore and sadTo every christian eye;    And while they swore the dog was mad,  They swore the man would dieBut soon a wonder came to light,That show'd the rogues they lied—  The man recover'd of the bite;  The dog it was that died.  Randolph Caldecott'sPicture Books "The humour of Randolph Caldecott's drawings is simply irresistible, no healthy-minded man, woman, or child could look at them without laughing." In square crown 4to, picture covers, with numerous coloured plates.1 John Gilpin2 The House that Jack Built3 The Babes in the Wood4 The Mad Dog5 Three Jovial Huntsmen6 Sing a Song for Sixpence7 The Queen of Hearts8 The Farmer's Boy9 The Milkmaid 10 Hey-Diddle-Diddle and Baby Bunting11 A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go12 The Fox Jumps over the Parson's Gate13 Come Lasses and Lads14 Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross, &c.15 Mrs. Mary Blaize16 The Great Panjandrum Himself The above selections are also issued in Four Volumes, square crown 4to, attractive binding. Each containing four different books, with their Coloured Pictures and innumerable Outline Sketches.1 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 12 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 2 3 Hey-Diddle-Diddle-Picture Book4 The Panjandrum Picture Book RANDOLPH CALDECOTT'S Collection of Picturesand Songs No. 1containing the first 8books listed above withtheir Colour Picturesand numerous OutlineSketches RANDOLPH CALDECOTT'S Collection of Picturesand Songs No. 2containing the second8 books listed abovewith their Colour Picturesand numerousOutline Sketches Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.LONDON. & NEW YORK. The Published Prices of the above Picture Books can be obtained of all Booksellers or from the illustrated Catalogue of the Publishers. ENGRAVED AND PRINTED BY EDMUND EVANS, LTD., 154 CLERKENWELL ROAD, LONDON, E.C. 1. PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN....  
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