Sir William Trumball has told me a story, which he heard from one that was present; King Charles I. being with some of his court during his troubles, a discourse arose what sort of dogs deserved pre-eminence, and it being on all hands agreed to belong either to the spaniel or grey-hound, the king gave his opinion of the part of the grey-hound, because (he said) it has all the good-Diture of the other without the fawning. A good piece of satire upon his courtiers, with which I will conclude my discourse of dogs.
-- Alexander Pope (1688- 1744), from a 19th-century anthology called Elegant Extracts: or Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Vicesimus Knox, ed. (London: 1824) p. 557.
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