The article shown here is from the Northampton Mercury of Feb 27th 1796.

LEICESTER, Feb. 27. A hare a few days ago  
strayed into the Three Crowns Inn, and sat herself very contentedly.  
before the fire, notwithfianding there were several people in the kitchen, who at first were  
aw'd into silence by the singularity of the phenomenon ; but POOR PUSS was not long permitted to enjoy herself, or meet protection under the  
roof of man ; she was no sooner fully recognised, than "the clamour that owes it's pleasure to another's pain, that feeds upon the sobs and dying shrieks of harmless nature" put her to flight ; she first jumpt at the fire, but afterwards ran into the cellar and squat upon the ale barrel in tap, where she was taken, and we are sorry to add, fell a martyr to the voracious appetites of her pursuers, who devoured her the same evening.

 

 

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