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[75] Around, from all the neighboring streets,1
     The wondering neighbors ran,
And swore the dog had lost his wits,
     To bite so good a man.

The wound, it seemed both sore and sad
     To every Christian eye ;2
And while they swore the dog was mad,
     They swore the man would die.

But soon a wonder came to light,
     That showed the rogues they lied--
The man recovered of the bite,
     The dog it was that died.

1 Evidently a misprint. It should be “states” ; but we do not like to take liberties with the writing of others, and leave the line without alteration.

2 Vide several different London Timeses, and other kind “friends in council.”

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