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Post by jeanny » May 21st, 2011, 12:53 am

Anecdotes of Dogs by Edward Jesse (1780-1868).

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"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."
The character, sensibilities, and intellectual faculties of animals have always been a favourite study, and they are, perhaps, more strongly developed in the dog than in any other quadruped, from the circumstance of his being the constant companion of man. I am aware how much has been written on this subject, but having accumulated many original and interesting anecdotes of this faithful animal, I have attempted to enlarge the general stock of information respecting it.
It is a pleasing task, arising from the conviction that the more the character of the dog is known, the better his treatment is likely to be, and the stronger the sympathy excited in his behalf.
(Summary by Edward Jesse, extracted from the Preface)
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    [*]Date of first publication: 1846
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Post by RuthieG » May 21st, 2011, 6:29 am

PREFACE. Just a few short paragraphs at the beginning (before Contents)

Introduction Ends p. 85 with the words:
None 'scap'd him, bosomed in the gloomy wood;
His eye how piercing!"—Pope.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_1 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_85

THE IRISH AND HIGHLAND WOLF-DOG. Ends p. 132 with the words: "Sydney Morgan." "William Street, Albert Gate."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_86 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_132

THE NEWFOUNDLAND DOG. Ends p. 184 with the words: Which thus made expectation
A source of grief?'"

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_133 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_184

THE COLLEY, OR SHEPHERD'S DOG. Ends p. 239 with the words "when under the protection of even one of these faithful shepherds."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_185 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_239

THE ST. BERNARD DOG. Ends p. 249 with the words "and swept with impetuous force into the valley below."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_240 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_249

THE BLOODHOUND. Ends p. 263 with the words "until more than sixteen hours had elapsed after the man had carried away the sheep."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_250 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_263

THE TERRIER. Ends p. 299 with the words: "and in which his master declared he had never seen him before."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_264 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_299

THE SPANIEL. Ends p. 330 with the words: "Fawning, fondling, breathing fast,
In a tender trouble.'""

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_300 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_330

THE POODLE. Ends p. 352 with the words: "This anecdote could be well authenticated by most of the persons then in the house, who are still alive."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_331 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_352

THE ESQUIMAUX DOG. Ends p. 360 with the words: "He was swift, and had a noble appearance when running."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_353 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_360

THE OTTER TERRIER. Ends p. 366 with the words: "the hunting of them is discontinued."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_361 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_366

THE GREYHOUND. Ends p. 382 with the words: "and the sudden evasions of the helpless defendant."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_367 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_382

THE POINTER. Ends p. 399 with the words: "however incongruous it might be to her former feelings towards it."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_383 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_399

THE SETTER. Ends p. 411 with the words: "and kept them between the gun and herself."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_400 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_411

THE PUG DOG. Ends p. 411 with the words: "not above a foot from the tip of the nose to the point of the tail."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_412 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_417

THE TURNSPIT. Ends p. 420 with the words: "and this weight must facilitate the turning of the wheel."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_418 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_420

THE FOXHOUND. Ends p. 437 with the words: "if they cannot do both, they merit not the name of foxhounds."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_421 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_437

THE BEAGLE. Ends p. 439 with the words: ""

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_438 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_439

THE MASTIFF. Ends p. 453 with the words: "the animal hastened after his own master."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_440 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_453

THE BULL-DOG. Ends p. 458 with the words: "and from this cause in attacking deer they have been frequently killed."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_454 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_458

THE DALMATIAN OR COACH-DOG. Ends p. 463 with the words: "and having thus rescued his companion, returned quietly with him to drink at the conduit."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_459 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_463

THE GREAT DANISH DOG. Ends p. 466 with the words: "on which a mess of broken victuals was always afterwards served out to him."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_464 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_466

THE CUR DOG. Ends p. 474 with the words: "apparently as proud of the exploit as the other parties were gratified with it."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_467 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_474

THE LURCHER. Ends p. 479 with the words: "pick up some scattered remnants of the limbs and carcase of the poor lurcher."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_475 to

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_479

THE BAN DOG. Ends p. 481 with the words: "and never could be prevailed upon to go back to his former master."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_479

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26500/26500-h/26500-h.htm#Page_481

END OF BOOK

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Post by Guero » May 21st, 2011, 10:16 am

Jeanny - I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll prepar the MW with 45 sections. There are at 40 sections in the Gutenberg text, but I think you'll be splitting some of them into multiple sections. We'll start with 45 and change it as needed.

Also, if you would like me to assist in identifying and splitting up the sections, please let me know.

Update: The MW is up! May I suggest one change to your template? Since there are no actual chapter numbers, perhaps it would make more sense for the readers to say "Section #" instead of "Chapter #".

Ruth - You are the best for posting all the beginning and ending URLs! That's going to be a big help. Thanks!
John
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Post by jeanny » May 21st, 2011, 11:06 am

Hi John,
Thanks so much for MCing this project. I'm so glad we can get it started. :D
Yes, it's definitely more convenient for the readers to say "section number" instead of "chapter".
I've started chapter-splitting for the Introduction, hope it's ok this way:
00 - Preface
- 323 words
- Please read the quote following the book title before reading the Preface
- From: "Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."
PREFACE.
...
- To: _East Sheen, Sept. 1858._
01 - Introduction, Part 1
- 4400 words
- From: A French writer has boldly affirmed, that with the exception of women there is nothing on earth so agreeable, or so necessary to the comfort of man, as the dog.
...
- To: "This traffic between the pieman and the grocer's dog continued to be daily practised for several months."
02 - Introduction, Part 2
- 6400 words
- From: The affection which some dogs show to their masters and mistresses is not only very often surprising, but even affecting. An instance of this lately occurred at Brighton.
...
- To: with such an evident determination of purpose, that the man was standing stock still, afraid to stir either hand or foot. I came up and secured the offender, and bade the dog be quiet."
03 - Introduction, Part 3
- 4600 words
- From: It is, I believe, a fact, and if so, it is a curious one, that the dog in a wild state only howls; but when he becomes the friend and companion of man, he has then wants and wishes, hopes and fears, joys and sorrows,
...
- To: but this person, having slackened his pace on the way, the sagacious animal, knowing there was no fire, turned back, and it was necessary to carry him to the office.
04 - Introduction, Part 4
- 6200 words
- From: The following striking anecdote, of a similar kind, appeared in the first number of the new issue of Cassell's "Illustrated Family Paper."
...
- To: None 'scap'd him, bosomed in the gloomy wood; His eye how piercing!"
POPE.

So far, I worked half an hour on the introduction, so it might take some time until all sections have been defined. Maybe we could divide the chapter splitting to get this running?

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Post by Guero » May 21st, 2011, 4:03 pm

Sounds good. I'll start from the bottom and work my way up. This is going to be some work, but it's going to be worth it. :)

I'll keep updating this with my progress. Here's what I have so far:

05 The Irish and Highland Wolf-Dog - Part 1 (stop reading after "...and that they are now extinct.") 5914
06 The Irish and Highland Wolf-Dog - Part 1 (start reading at "One great obstacle...") 5355
07 The Newfoundland Dog - Part 1 (stop reading after "…and delivered the book to his care." 5535
08 The Newfoundland Dog - Part 2 (start reading at "After mentioning this anecdote…" and stop reading after "…two children, were saved." 3998
09 The Newfoundland Dog - Part 3 (start reading at "Some dogs are of an extremely…" 3445
10 The Colley, or Shepherd's Dog - Part 1 (stop reading after "…and smothered them.") 5760
11 The Colley, or Shepherd's Dog - Part 2 (start reading at "The following atectdote …", and stop reading after "…beside my old friend.") 4142
12 The Colley, or Shepherd's Dog - Part 3 (start reading at "There can be little doubt …") 4262
13 The St. Bernard Dog 2355
14 The Bloodhound 3023
15 The Terrier - Part 1 (stop reading after "... a portion of the man's waistcoat.") 4900
16 The Terrier - Part 2 (star reading at "The following fact…") 4229
17 The Spaniel - Part 1 (stop reading after "...who would do justice to them.") 4643
18 The Spaniel - Part 2 (start reading at "I may here remark…") 3061
19 The Poodle 5402
20 The Esquimaux Dog 1916
21 The Otter Terrior 1247
22 The Greyhound 3839
23 The Pointer 4041
24 The Setter 2740
25 The Pug Dog 1094
26 The Turnspit 810
27 The Foxhound 3958
28 The Beagle 286
29 The Mastiff 3359
30 The Bull-Dog 1060
31 The Dalmation or Coach-Dog 1120
32 The Great Danish Dog 888
33 The Cur Dog 2163
34 The Lurcher 1128
35 The Ban Dog 418
36 On the Feeding and Management of Dogs 3517
John
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Post by Guero » May 21st, 2011, 5:12 pm

Jeanny - I caught up to you. I hope you didn't work much further down. And if you did, I hope we came up with similar divisions. :)

Let me know what you think of mine, if they make sense to you.
John
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Post by jeanny » May 22nd, 2011, 1:51 am

Hi John,
Your divisions are great! That's so kind of you to help me out. :D :thumbs:
I'll put the titles in the MW now.
Edit: I just noticed that there's no available section for the Preface in the MW. Should I start with 01, then, or could we add a section 00?

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Post by jeanny » May 22nd, 2011, 2:43 am

I've edited the first post: Now there are some additional infos on footnotes and illustrations below the MW. Hope this is alright.

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Post by Starlite » May 22nd, 2011, 3:57 am

You should now have a spot for the preface.

May I have the section on "THE ESQUIMAUX DOG"? Please. Which ever that turns out to be?

Thank You.

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Post by Guero » May 22nd, 2011, 4:00 am

Thanks, Esther. You were one step ahead of me. Thanks for helping out. :mrgreen:

Jeanny - The text regarding footnotes and illustrations is great. I just added emphasis to it (bold and red) so our regular readers don't miss it.
John
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Post by jeanny » May 22nd, 2011, 12:18 pm

Starlite wrote:You should now have a spot for the preface.

May I have the section on "THE ESQUIMAUX DOG"? Please. Which ever that turns out to be?

Thank You.

Esther :)
Thanks for getting us started. :D
It's section 20.

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Post by m8b1 » May 22nd, 2011, 12:20 pm

May I have 28 - The Beagle, please? :-)


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Post by Guero » May 23rd, 2011, 6:39 am

OK since we're all set and already getting claims, I'll move us to Readers Wanted. Let the games begin! :)
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