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An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog by Goldsmith

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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