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" I was to have gone there on Saturday, in joy and prosperity, to receive my friends. My dogs will wait for me in vain. It is foolish — but the thoughts of parting from these dumb creatures have moved me more than any of the painful reflections I have... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 402
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The Intimate Life of Sir Walter Scott

Archibald Stalker - Authors, Scottish - 1921 - 224 pages
...resolved never to see the place again. How could I tread my hall with such a diminished crest ? . . . My dogs will wait for me in vain. It is foolish, but the thought of parting from these dumb creatures has moved me more than any of the painful reflections...
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The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, 1825-32: From the Original Manuscript at ...

Walter Scott - 1927 - 968 pages
...the honoured ? My children are provided ; thank God for that. I was to have gone there on Saturday in joy and prosperity to receive my friends. My dogs will wait for me in vain. It is fooliah — but the thoughts of parting from these dumb creatures have moved me more than any of the...
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The Pawprints of History: Dogs in the Course of Human Events

Stanley Coren - Pets - 2002 - 342 pages
...turn his mind? He thinks of his dogs. In his journal, he wrote: I was to have gone there on Saturday in joy and prosperity to receive my friends — my...from these dumb creatures have moved me more than any painful reflections I have put down — poor things, I must get them kind masters. There may be yet...
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First Friend: A History of Dogs and Humans

Katharine M. Rogers - Nature - 2005 - 328 pages
...because of his enormous business debts, he grieved particularly for the dogs who would wait for him in vain. "It is foolish — but the thoughts of parting...down — poor things, I must get them kind masters. ... I must end this, or else I shall lose the tone of mind with which men should bear distress. I find...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 14; Volume 77

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1871 - 828 pages
...live a poor indebted man where I was once wealthy, the honored ? I was to have gone there on Saturday, in joy and prosperity, to receive my friends. My dogs...kind masters ! There may be yet those who, loving me, may love my dog, because it has been mine. I must end these gloomy forebodings, or I shall lose...
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Essays on Social and Political Questions

John Howard Whitehouse - Great Britain - 1913 - 116 pages
...poor, indebted man, where I was once the wealthy, the honoured? I was to have gone there on Saturday, in joy and prosperity, to receive my friends. My dogs...kind masters ! There may be yet those who, loving me, may love my dog, because it has been mine. I must end these gloomy forebodings, or I shall lose...
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The Living Age, Volume 265

1910 - 844 pages
...between some breeds of dogs and men. Scott, in his diary at Edinburgh after the catastrophe, wrote: "My dogs will wait for me in vain. It is foolish —...than any of the painful reflections I have put down. ... I feel my dogs' feet on my knees. I hear them whining and seeking me everywhere. This is nonsense...
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