The dogs which take their name from the island of Newfoundland appeal to all lovers of animals, romance, and beauty. A Newfoundland formed the subject of perhaps the most popular picture painted by Sir Edwin Landseer; a monument was erected by Byron over the grave of his Newfoundland in proximity to the place where the poet himself hoped to be buried, at Newstead Abbey, and the inscription on his monument contains the lines so frequently quoted:
“But the poor dog in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his master’s own, Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone. To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise:
I never knew but one, and here he lies.”
This illustrated ebook gives some background information on these ‘Gentle Giants’.
Number of pages : 10
Format : Digital Book in PDF format
Printable : Yes
File Size : 440kb approx.