A Touching Ditty in Prose.
When Seth got home from mackereling, he sought his Sarah Ann, and found that she, the heartless one, had found another man. And then most awful tight he got, and so he went away, and bound himself to go and out live oak in Florida.
He pined upon the live oak lands; he murmured in the glades; his axe grew heavy in his hands, all in the wild-wood shades. Mosquitoes bit him everywhere, no comfort did he get; and oh! how terribly he’d swore, whenever he’d get bit.
At last, despairing of relief, and wishing himself dead, he went into the woods apiece, and chopped off his own head!
Thus died poor Seth. So said Bullfrog.
Allen County Democrat (Lima, Ohio) Jul 12, 1856