Early Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Reports compiled by Rictor Norton

Epitaph for a Lap-Dog

We hear that the following Epitaph was lately inscribed upon the Tombstone of a favourite Lap-Dog, who was hang’d for several Misdemeanors.

Beneath this Stone lies poor Fidelle,
Who by a Rope untimely fell.
Curs, who frown upon the Great,
Be wise, and shun her hapless Fate.

(The Country Journal: or, The Craftsman, 29 January 1737)

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CITATION: Rictor Norton, Early Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Reports: A Sourcebook, "Epitaph for a Lap-Dog", 3 December 2003 <http://grubstreet.rictornorton.co.uk/lapdog.htm>

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