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The
Mad Dog

ONE OF
R. CALDECOTT'S
PICTURE BOOKS

Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd.

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.
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 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
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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