11/27/2012

H'ry to Wm, Sept. 26, 1900. Age:57

H'ry laments the loss of (yet another) pet dog:

"It came to me -- met me here -- with news of the death, in the hands of the Vet at St. Leonard's, by sudden, sweeping dysentery, of my poor little precious Peter, never to be seen of me again -- (He was completely cured of the complaint I had given him in care for, when this foul stroke fell!)...I try & sink my bereavement in the little grave in which this a.m....I placed him in the corner of the lawn; third of the occupants of my domestic mortuary."

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