• A dog starv'd at the master's gate
    Predicts the ruin of the State.
    A horse misus'd upon the road
    Calls to heaven for human blood.
    Each outcry of the hunted hare
    A fibre from the brain does tear,
    A skylark wounded on the wing,
    A cherubim does cease to sing.

    'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 9