I am currently reading Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary by Henry Hitchings. He remarked that Samuel Johnson liked to hug a lime tree.
“… there were more immediately analgesic rewards to be had from visiting the Strahans’ home. In the courtyard stood a lime tree which Johnson, in moments of abstraction, liked to hug.”
Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary
Hug a lime tree?
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What is the world’s largest seed?
Coco-De-Mer are native to uninhabited islands of the Seychelles. People never saw the fruit growing. A few would fall from the tree and make their way into the ocean. Continue reading The World’s Largest Seed – Coco de Mer
If you drive over Beaucatcher Mountain instead of through the tunnel, you drive under a bridge. This is Zealandia Bridge. It is also called Helen’s Bridge after a woman who is supposed to have committed suicide here. This was the entrance to Zealandia Castle, home of John Evans Brown.
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