Friday, August 23, 2013

Emile Bayard - Illustrations for Louise d'Aulnay's Mémoires d'un caniche (Memoirs of a Poodle),1866

Description of the book from the Poodle History website: "Adventures of Poodle brought up in sheltered well-to-do circumstances, rescues baby from drowning, lost in forest, experiences slum life, involved in romantic intrigue, when restored to comfort, writes his memoirs."

"In this place
Are deposited the remains of a creature
Who possessed beauty without vanity,
Strength without insolence,
Courage without ferocity,
& all the virtues of man without vices."

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