The dog... Commends himself to our favor by affording play to our propensity for mastery, and as he is also an item of expense, and commonly serves no industrial purpose, he holds a well-assured place in men's regard as a thing of good repute.
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Veblen, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class. Macmillan, 1899, ch. 6.
Veblen, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class. Edited by Martha Banta. Oxford University Press, 2009, ch. 6.