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from 'Festus'

All animals are living hieroglyphs,
The dashing dog, and stealthy stepping cat,
Hawk, bull, and all that breathe mean something more
To the true eye than their shapes show; for all
Were made in love, and made to be beloved,
Thus must he think as to earth's lower life,
Who seeks to win the world to thought and love.

Philip J. Bailey (1816-1902)