An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog eBook

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An elegy on the death of a mad dog.

Dr Goldsmith

R. Caldecott

Master Bill Primrose


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.

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A kind and gentle heart he had,
To comfort friends and foes;
The naked every day he clad,
When he put on his clothes

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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.

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Around from all the neighbouring streets
The wondering neighbours ran;
And swore the dog had lost his wits,
To bite so good a man.

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The wound it seem’d both sore and sad
To every christian eye;
And while they swore the dog was mad,
They swore the man would die


But 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’s

Picture 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 Gilpin

2 The House that Jack Built

3 The Babes in the Wood

4 The Mad Dog

5 Three Jovial Huntsmen

6 Sing a Song for Sixpence

7 The Queen of Hearts

8 The Farmer’s Boy

9 The Milkmaid

10 Hey-Diddle-Diddle and Baby Bunting

11 A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go

12 The Fox Jumps over the Parson’s Gate

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