Day: August 15, 2012

In Praise of Hodge, Samuel Johnson’s Very Fine Cat Indeed

Samuel Johnson had other cats, sure. But it’s Hodge who’s remembered by readers of James Boswell’s famous biography of the 18th-century literary celebrity. What was it about Hodge that inspired Dr. Johnson’s devotion? For clues, we can only recall our own good chemistry with any animal whose path we cross. But what Life of Johnson …

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