A title longer than the poem: track of Alexander Pope’s “Epigram Engraved On The Collar Of A Dog Which I Gave To His Royal Highness” on Spotify


I found this somewhat amusing. I love Pope, but do find this epigram a bit laboured:

I am his Highness’ dog at Kew; 
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you? 


That’s 60 letters in the title, and a mere 49 in the epigram itself… and here is a Spotify track which largely consists of would-be atmospheric music:


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