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Further Sources to Check (sources)

FATE June 1990

Black Dogs are in Goethe's Faust.

Other names: Shuck, Black Shuck, Old Shuck, Skeff, Moddey Dhoo, Trash, Skriker, Padfoot, Hooter, and Gwyllgi.

Theo Brown, british, published paper including 39 accounts between 1829 to 1958.

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Spectre-Dogs:

To have the "black dog on the back" has become a general phrase, though perhaps few who use it have an idea of its origin. The following anecdotes about spectre-dogs will illustrate this phrase, and show how generally this branch of superstition is received.

1 Chambers's Book of Days, vol. ii. p. 433.

2 Notes and Queries.

3 Notes and Queries, vol. ii. p. 515.

4 ibid., vol. i. p. 295.

5 Notes, and Queries.

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=CPADAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA259&dq=%22In+the+beg...

 

http://www.simonsherwood.co.uk/blackdog.htm#Accounts

http://www.hiddenea.com/shuckland/introduction.htm

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/Roleplayer/Roleplayer30/GhostDogs.html