Detail: 1868 – Dog and Lambs Title Page: The Children’s Friend, 1868
Details: 1868 – Dog and Lambs
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The Illustration of “Dog and Lambs” comes to us from the November 1868 edition of “The Children’s Friend” published by S.W.Partridge & Co. The anecdote accompanying the engraving reads as follows: “During a disastrous lambing season at Kirkbean, many lambs were taken by the shepherds to their masters’ or their own homes, and nursed as carefully as orphan children. A female hound noticed what was going on, and, strange to say, succoured and saved more than sixty woolly nurslings, that might otherwise have perished. Night and day she might be seen, lying on sheepskins before the kitchen fire with half a dozen lambs around her.” (Taken from: Anecdotes in Natural History, by Rev.J.O.Morris.M.A.)
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