At Kew the dog went about in high collar
Being his highness’s dog, epigramatically.
As proud dog asks other whose dog it is.
Pedigree is not just dog food but station.

A little problematically,when other dogs
Have no toilets and lampposts are far off.
A Kew dog raises its brows dramatically.
Epigrams are no longer sold by kilograms.
Pray tell me sir whose hanger-on you are.

(referring to Pope’s epigram I am his highness’s dog at Kew…)


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