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To A Lady With An Unruly And Ill-Mannered Dog Who Bit Several Persons Of Importance

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Your dog is not a dog of grace;
He does not wag the tail or beg;
He bit Miss Dickson in the face;
He bit a Bailie in the leg.

What tragic choices such a dog
Presents to visitor or friend!
Outside there is the Glasgow fog;
Within, a hydrophobic end.

Yet some relief even terror brings,
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Peter Skeet 21 May 2020

Raleigh's best poem by far, timeless humor effortlessly compressed and carried off.

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