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Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Royal Highness(1738)

Alexander Pope

I am his Highness’ dog at Kew;
MeterI am his Highness’ dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
MeterPray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?

Note on line 2:For brief discussion of what’s wagging in the 3rd foot, see the tail end of the 4B4V Overview.


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