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contrition in a dog, 171. Instance of motherly affection and care; case

of forbearance, 172. Dogs measurers of time; instance of fondness for

children and a forgiving disposition, 173. The scrutiny of scent, 174.

Instance of its failure, 175.

CHAPTER XII.

The Duke of Norfolk and his spaniels; le Sieur Blavet, 176. Parallel

between dog and cat, 177. Anecdote of Henry of Navarre ; Rousseau's

dog, 178. Quotations and proverbs, 178-180. Wonderful dogs of the

East, 180. How the Tartars were driven out of the Country by Men

in the shape of Dogs,'181. An Arabian bitch that deserted her whelps,

182. Diogenes' dog, 183.

CHAPTER XIII.

Extracts from Camerarius' 'Living Librarie, or Historicall Meditations :'-

Irdustry and fidelity of dogs, 185-188. A blind dog; performances

by trained animals; conduct of the dogs of the French army before the

battle of Novara, 189. Alexander the Great's dog, 190. Guard-dog of

the Emperor Andronicus, 191. Dogs of the Rhodians; watch-dogs in

Brittany, 192. Marks of a good dog, 193. Dogs employed as instru-

ments of tyrannic cruelty, 194.

CHAPTER XIV.

Hydrophobia :-Instance of spontaneous madness in a dog, 196. Another

instance in a human subject, 197. The disease unknown in many

countries ; a few instances in Egypt; in India; supposed instance in

the Polar Circle, 197. Spasmodic disease resembling hydrophobia;

popular delusions in Norway, 198. Deaths from hydrophobia ; cure

announced by Dr. Buisson, 199. St. Louis's staghounds, 200. Causes

of hydrophobia; signs of the disease, 201. Remedies, 202.

CHAPTER XVII.

lost, 232-235. The Polar bear, 235. Bear-hunting, 236-238. Chase

of the walrus; resemblance between the Arctic dog and the wolf, 239,

240. The wolf easily domesticated, 239. Dog will eat dog; care in

feeding them, 241. Dogs of Peabody Bay, 242. Old Yellow; famine

in Etah Bay, 243. The dogs eaten; sufferings of Kane's party in their

last journey, 244.

CHAPTER XVIII.

Wrangell's ‘ Expedition to the Polar Sea :'-Dogs of Northern Siberia, 245.

Description of the dogs, their feeding and training, 246. Value of a

well-trained leader; use of the dogs in summer, 247. Puppies suckled

of the dog and wolf not proved by the fertility of their hybrids ; hybrids

between the hare and rabbit fertile, 335. Arguments against the

identity of dog and wolf; their progeny degenerate, 336. Progeny of

a mastiff and a lioness, 337. Instances of domestication of wild

animals; anecdote of a tame wolf, 338. Canine recollections, 339.

Another instance of a tame wolf, 340. Wolves destroyed by dogs in

Ireland ; probable origin of the domestic dog; hatred between dog and

wolf, 341. Enigma of the origin of species; dogs existing in a wild

state, 342. Wolves and dingo dogs in the Regent's Park; differences

between dog and wolf, 343. Contrasted by Homer; evidence of the

ineradicable nature of the Lupine race, 344.

CHAPTER XXX,

The British dog :-Dogs of the ancient Britons; greyhounds of the Gauls

and Celts, 345. Testimony of Roman writers to the qualities of

the British mastiff, 346. British dogs sent to Rome; Oppian on

British hunting-dogs, 347. Love of the Anglo-Saxon kings for the

chase, 348. Forest-laws of Canute, 348, 349. Alfred an expert

hunter;

hunt of Edmund his grandson, 350. Conversation on hunt-

ing from the Saxon Dialogues, 351. Edward the Confessor, Athelstan,

Edgar; game-laws of Saxons and Danes, increased in severity by the

Normans, 352. Grant of Edward the Confessor, 353. Waltham

Forest ; charter to Abingdon monastery; penalties enacted by Alfred

to be paid by the owner of a dog that tears or bites a man, 354. Laws

of Ethelred, Canute, and Edgar, 355. Hunting-dogs of the Anglo-

Saxons, 356.

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