Distinguished Member of the Humane Society

The name of this dog was Paul Pry. Landseer says, “Mr. Newman Smith was rather disappointed when his dog appeared in character rather than `the property of Newman Smith, Esq., of Croydon Lodge.' ” (Notes and Queries, March 21st, 1885, p. 225.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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