33: Statue of Dr. Johnson at St. Clement Danes church

Dr. Johnson statueAhead, there are two churches which have ended up as traffic islands as, over the years, the widening of the roadway has taken priority. Outside the first (St. Clement Danes) is a small unflattering statue of Samuel Johnson, the writer and poet who led an impoverished life for nine years while compiling his exhaustive 'A Dictionary of the English Language' It was not the first dictionary to have been created — about 150 were already in use — but Dr. Johnson's is regarded as the definitive work.


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