Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
DESCRIPTION: "In Ixlington there was a man Of whom the world might say That still he was a godly man...." The man befriends a stray dog. The dog goes mad and bites the man. All expect the man to die, but he recovers
AUTHOR: Oliver Goldsmith?
EARLIEST DATE: 1819 (Journal from the Diana)
KEYWORDS: dog death disease
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 295-296, "Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: On its face, this looks about as likely to be traditional as a the flip side of an Elvis Presley single. But Huntington found a printing in addition to his manuscript copy, so here it is. - RBW
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