False Beasts and True, Essays

False Beasts and True, Essays

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...over it, he uttered such sad cries that a crowd of Roman citizens collected round, and some one offered him food. The dog took the meat, but laid it down beside his dead master's mouth. Even when the body was thrown into the Tiber, he swam out after it, and was seen endeavouring to support it as it was carried away by the stream." In all the rich Fauna of Fancy we may seek in vain, I think, for a creature to compare with this poor dog--such as the Author of Nature made him--faithful to the dead slave on the Gemonian stairs. 1. Researches into the History of the British Dog. By George K. Jesse. 2 Vols. 8ro. London, 1866. 2. Our Poor Relations. By Col. E. B. Hamley. 12mo. Edinburgh and London, 1872. 3. The Reasoning Power in Animals. By the Rev. John Selby Watson. 8ro, pp. 466. London, 1867. 4. Anecdotes of Dogs. By Edward Jesse. 1:2 mo. London, 1858. 5. The Naturalist's Library. Vol. XIX. The Dog. By Lieut.-Col. Charles Hamilton Smith. 12nio. London, 1865. 6. Canine Pathology. By Delabere Blaine. 870. London, 1841. 7. Dog Breaking. By Col. W. N. Hutchinson. 12mo. Lon don, 1856. 8. The History of the Dog. By W. C. L. Martin. '8vo. Loudon, 1845. 9. The Dogs of the British Islands. By Stonehonge. 8po. London, 1872. 10. Dogs and their Management. By Edward Mayhew, M.B.C.V.S. 12mo. London, 1869. 11. The Animal World. A Monthly Advocate of Humanity. Vol. III. Published by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty 12. The Dog. By "Idstono." 12oio. London, 1872. Scores of books, of which the above are samples, offer us materials for estimating the capabilities and characteristics of dogs. With such wealth of experience, and aided by the sympathetic attention which many of us personally give to our favourites, it ought not to be...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913523
  • 9781236913524