“Stranger,
here you will do well to linger; here our highest good is pleasure”
Epicurus

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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.

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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.