Punch,  40 (1861), 68.

Those Dogs of Italians



Poetry, Drollery


Animal Behaviour, Cultural Geography, Analogy, Astronomy, Instruments

    Following remarks by Edward G G S Stanley (14th Earl of Derby), draws an analogy between dogs and Italians, an analogy prompting Punch to identify some of the better qualities of dogs, including their 'true hearts', 'faithful natures', 'scent, to smell out vermin', and ability to know 'friends from foes'. Traces the appearance of dogs in the lives of eminent Italians, including Christopher Columbus who 'kept his dog-watch not in vain', and Galileo Galilei whose 'tube dogged Dian's train'.

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