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"I cannot wash my dog," she said,
"Nor touch him with a comb,
For fear the Fleas upon him bred
May find no other home."
Father John B. Tabb, it turns out, was a son of a prestigious Virginia family who became a Civil War blockade runner, later a Roman Catholic priest, and a popular poet of note. Here's Wikipedia on him.