Punch,  47 (1864), 126.

Letter from Mr Boswell

James Boswell


Letter, Spoof



    Discusses the unsafe and incommodious state of Blackfriars Bridge, which is now being demolished, and points out that his 'friend', Samuel Johnson, 'was dissatisfied with the plan on which the [present] bridge was constructed' although his designs for the bridge were not adopted. Adds that 'little more than a century has vindicated the great philosopher's wisdom' and suggests that the new bridge be called Samuel Johnson in recognition of his character and profound good sense.

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