Excerpt from Dog Stars Three Luminaries in the Dog World There is something intolerably pathetic in those lines of Yeats, When you are old and gray and full of sleep, And dding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft lookYour eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;How many loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved - the pilgrim soul in you. And there is more than one woman - even a beautiful woman - who has never found the man to love the pilgrim soul in her; and, after passionate protestations and broken vows, old, disillusioned, sad, and deserted, she has regained faith in love and fidelity through the devotion of a - dog. He does t change when beauty flees, r when poverty comes, r when health goes. He gives his heart, his true and single heart to his mistress forever. She may be old and gray, with furrowed face, but he sees the pilgrim soul in her. He cant voice his devotion, but his love is never dumb. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.