Rab And His Friends; And Other Papers

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byJohn Brown

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... '7 he misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon; but to be sure, if he Uvea for fifty years, and then died, what would become oj me?'--Sir Walter Scott. 'There is m every animal's eye a dim image and gleam oj humanity, a flash of strange light through which their life looks out and up to our great mystery of command over them, a id claims the fellowship of the creature if not of the soul.'--Ruskin. 'They say that Socrates swore by his dog.'--Montaigne. To Sir Walter and Lady Trevelyan's glum andfaithful PETER with much regard. OUR DOGS. J WAS bitten severely by a little dog when with my mother at Moffat Wells, being then three years of age, and I have remained 'bitten' ever since in the matter of dogs. I remember that little dog, and can at this moment not only recal my pain and terror--I have no doubt I was to blame--but also her face; and were I allowed to search among the shades in the cynic Elysian fields, I could pick her out still. All my life I have been familiar with these faithful creatures, making friends of them, and speaking to them; and the only time I ever addressed the public, about a year after being bitten, was at the farm of Kirklaw Hill, near Biggar, when the text, given out from an empty cart in which the ploughmen had placed me, was 'Jacob's dog,' and my entire sermon was as follows: 'Some say that Jacob had a black dog (the o very long), and some say that Jacob had a white dog, but / (imagine the presumption of four years!) say Jacob had a brown dog, and a brown dog it shall be.' I had many intimacies from this time onwards--Bawtie, of the inn; Keeper, the carrier's bull-terrier; Tiger, a huge tawny mastiff from Edinburgh, which I think must have been an uncle of Rab's; all the sheep dogs at Callands--Spring, Mavis, Yarrow, Swallow...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... '7 he misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon; but to be sure, if he Uvea for fifty years, and then died, what would becom...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217745393

ISBN - 13:9780217745390

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