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An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog   By: (1730-1774)

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The MAD DOG

ONE OF R. CALDECOTT'S PICTURE BOOKS

Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd.

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An ELEGY on the DEATH of a MAD DOG.

WRITTEN By Dr GOLDSMITH

PICTURED By R. CALDECOTT

SUNG By Master BILL PRIMROSE

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Good people all, of every sort, Give ear unto my song; And if you find it wondrous short, It cannot hold you long.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

13 Come Lasses and Lads

14 Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross, &c.

15 Mrs. Mary Blaize

16 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. 1 2 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 2 3 Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book 4 The Panjandrum Picture Book

RANDOLPH CALDECOTT'S

Collection of Pictures and Songs No. 1 containing the first 8 books listed above with their Colour Pictures and numerous Outline Sketches

RANDOLPH CALDECOTT'S

Collection of Pictures and Songs No. 2 containing the second 8 books listed above with their Colour Pictures and numerous Outline 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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