The man recovered of the bite, The dog it was that died.1
Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog.
Note 1. While Fell was reposing himself in the hay, A reptile concealed bit his leg as he lay; But, venom himself, of the wound he made light, And got well, while the scorpion died of the bite. Lessing: Paraphrase of a Greek Epigram by Demodocus. [back]