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No. 1212: Stroud Green Road, N4

Stroud Green Road, London, N4. Photo ©RogerDean 2008

Gaslight and Daylight – George Augustus Sala, 1859:


‘SIR,’ said Samuel Johnson to the Scotch gentleman— ‘sir, let us take a walk down Fleet Street.’ If I had not a thousand other reasons to love and revere the memory of the great and good old Doctor, I should still love and revere it for his preference of Fleet Street to the fields—of streets generally to sylvan shades—of the hum of men and the rattling of wheels, to the chirp of the cricket or the song of the skylark. 57 more words

London Photography

Pets and prizes. Sugar, Johnson and Hodge

This week’s Apprentice opened with the candidates being summoned to Dr Johnson’s house to look at the memorial to his cat, Hodge, outside. This was the set-up for Lord Sugar to give them a pet-bothering task: “People will stop at nothing to pamper their pets, and the pet market is worth a massive 4.6 billion pounds per year. 1,566 more words

Books + Stories

Join Us For The Challenge and Promise of a Multicultural South Africa Wed., Oct. 28

This past summer a group of students, led by Professor Ernest Johnson, experienced a 4-week summer program in Cape Town where they examined the social and cultural history of South Africa and explored current efforts to create a democratic, multicultural nation. 78 more words


Five Fascinating Facts about Samuel Johnson

The life of Dr Johnson, told through five pieces of biographical trivia

1. Samuel Johnson was known to drink up to 25 cups of tea in one sitting. 690 more words


The Death of Samuel Johnson

I wrote this little blurb as I was reaching the end of Boswell’s lively tome, The Life of Samuel Johnson. I may have a new favorite book. 489 more words


Gambler, No. 3 [A Defense of Dogma]

“It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentional lying, that there is so much falseness in the world.” — Dr. Johnson

“The mind can only repose upon the stability of truth.” — Dr.

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The chronology of PT/35(b): 05/03/1992

5 March 1992

(Worroll / Johnson – see also 11 April 1990 and 23 May 1990 above)

According to their police statements, on this date both officers travelled to Ferranti… 1,987 more words