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Hodge and Other Cats

Hodge the Cat, whose lifesize statue sits on a plinth in Gough Square, was Dr Johnson's pet cat in his later years. This booklet is a compendium of Johnsonian definitions, quotes and anecdotes on cats, such as this from Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson:

'Nor would it be just ... to omit the fondness which he shewed for animals which he had taken under his protection. I shall never forget the indulgence with which he treated Hodge, his cat: for whom he ... used to go out and buy oysters...'

Published: 1996
Publisher: Thomas Harmsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780141043708
Detail: Paperback, 16 pages, 150 x 210mm

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