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Jeremy Bentham

I became once very intimate with a colony of mice. They used to run up my legs, and eat crumbs from my lap. I love everything that has four legs: so did George Wilson. We were fond of mice, and fond of cats; but it was difficult to reconcile the two affections.

Jeremy Bentham, The Works of Jeremy Bentham, vol. 11, Edinburgh, 1843, p. 81