Dog's Book of Verse cover

Dog's Book of Verse

J. Earl Clauson (1873-1937)

1. Preface
2. Part I Puppyhood / We Meet at Morn
3. The Lost Puppy
4. A Laugh in Church
5. Treasures
6. That There Long Dog / My Friend
7. Ted
8. Little Lost Pup
9. My Brindle Bull-terrier
10. Lauth / The Drowned Spaniel
11. Part II The Human Relationship / Cluny
12. The Best Friend
13. My Dog and I
14. My Gentleman
15. The Dead Boy's Portrait and His Dog / Advice to a Dog Painter
16. Mercy's Reward
17. Beau and the Water Lily
18. Petronius
19. My Dog
20. Charity's Eye
21. To Blanco
22. The Ould Hound
23. The Miser's Only Friend
24. Poor Dog Tray
25. My Comforter / The Little White Dog
26. The Irish Greyhound
27. The Vagabonds
28. Old Matthew's Dog
29. A Dog and a Man
30. Rover-dog
31. In Cineam
32. Horse, Dog and Man
33. The Best Dog / Caesar, King Edward's Dog
34. Just Our Dog
35. Ragged Rover
36. To Flush, My Dog
37. Frances
38. To My Setter, Scout
39. Why Strik'st Thou Me?
40. Consolation / Argus
41. Chained in the Yard
42. Why the Dog's Nose Is Cold
43. Dog Language
44. A Dog's Loyalty
45. Part III The Dog in Action / Told to the Missionary
46. The Dog of the Louvre
47. The Chase
48. The Under Dog / The Shepherd and His Dog
49. Beth Gelert
50. The Flag and the Faithful / A Guardian at the Gate
51. A Tale of the Reign Of Terror
52. An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
53. The Fusiliers' Dog
54. Fidelity
55. The Shepherd Dog of the Pyrenee
56. The Dog Under the Wagon
57. Sal's Towser and My Trouser
58. Rover in Church
59. Part IV The Dog's Hereafter / Billy
60. The Bond
61. To a Dog
62. Canine Immortality
63. A Friendly Welcome / Exemplary Nick / The Difference
64. Laddie
65. A Dog's Epitaph
66. The Passing of a Dog / My Dog
67. Jack / In Memory of "Don"
68. Roderick Dhu / Questions
69. His Epitaph / In Memorium
70. Questions
71. Our Dog Jock
72. A Retriever's Epitaph
73. Tory, A Puppy / On an Irish Retriever

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    Summary

    It is not surprising that dogs, beloved by so many, have received many poetic tributes throughout history. Here the author has gathered together short verses celebrating dogs. From the well-known poets to the less-known, each verse honors our canine friends.