Epitaph to a Dog

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Epitaph to a Dog
by George Gordon, Lord Byron
11612Epitaph to a DogGeorge Gordon, Lord Byron

Near this Spot
are deposited the Remains of one
Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the virtues of Man without his Vices.
This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
If inscribed over human Ashes,
Is but a just tribute to the Memory of
Boatswain, a Dog,
who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
and died at Newstead, Nov. 18th, 1808.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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