CATS IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT (PART 3 – Samuel Johnson and Hodge)

Samuel Johnson, the father of the first English dictionary, had a cat named Hodge for whom he cared deeply.  James Boswell, Johnson’s friend and biographer, found Johnson’s relationship with Hodge so important that he included a description of this bond in Johnson’s biography.  “Nor would it be just under this head, to omit the fondness […]

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