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“I have all my life had a sympathy for mongrel ungainly dogs, who are nobody’s pets; and I would rather surprise one of them by a pat and a pleasant morsel, than meet the condescending advances of the loveliest Skye-terrier who has his cushion by my lady’s chair.”

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source: “The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton,” in Scenes of a Clerical Life (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), 16.

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