Napoleon Bonaparte and His Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-07


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. 1 NAPOLEON BONAPARTE AND HIS HORSE There is a link between animals and the Deity. Man is a more perfect animal than the rest. He reasons better. But how do we know that animals have not a language of their own? My opinion is that it is presumption in us to say no, because we do not understand them. A horse has memory, knowledge and love. He knows his master from the servants, though the latter are more constantly with him. I had a horse myself who knew me from any other person, and manifested by capering and proudly marching with his head erect when I was on his back his knowledge that he bore a-person superior to the others by whom lie was surrounded. Neither would he allow any other person to mount him, except one groom, who constantly took care of him, and when ridden by him his motions were far different and such as seemed to say he was conscious that lie bore an inferior. When I lost my way I was accustomed to throw the reins down his neck, and he always discovered it in places where I, with all my observation and boasted superior knowledge, could not. Who can deny the sagacity of dogs? There is a link between all animals. Plants are so many animals who eat and drink, and there are gradations up to man, who is only the most perfect of them all. Napoleons Maxims of Life.

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