Anon.--The Dog 汉译
I’ve never known a dog to wag
His tail in glee he did not feel,
Nor quit his old-time friend to tag
At some more influential heel.
The yellowest cur I ever knew
Was to the boy who loved him true.
I’ve never known a dog to show
Half-way devotion to his friend,
To seek a kinder man to know,
Or riche; but unto the end
The humblest dog I ever knew
Was to the man that loved him true.
I’ve never known a dog to fake
Affection for a present gain,
A false display of love to make
Some little favor to attain.
I’ve never known a Prince or Spot
That seemed to be what he was not.
And I have known a dog to bear
Starvation’s pangs from day to day,
With him who had been glad to share
His bread and meat along the way.
No dog, however mean or rude,
Is guilty of ingratitude.