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June 11, 2020

I hope Mrs Boswell and little Miss are well. –When shall I see them again? She is a sweet lady, only she was so glad to see me go, that I have almost a mind to come again, that she may again have the same pleasure
~ Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

A rather peculiar man with razor sharp intellect and a wit as dry as wig powder, ‘Dr Johnson’ was the 18th century’s foremost literary critic and is England’s most quoted individual after William Shakespeare.

He is famed for his droll snubs and effronteries, describing the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland as ‘worth seeing: yes, but not worth going to see’ and saying of John Milton’s poetic masterpiece, “Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very difficult to pick up again.’

Broken Clock will pay homage to this illustrious wordsmith this weekend with a special Sunday Brunch recipe which we speculate would have been favourably received by Mr Johnson and indeed, his beloved cat Hodge.