Literary Cats, the loveable, independent creatures, that so many people in the world love, and who give comfort to their owners.
The Literary Cats tea towel
Radical Tea Towel company
Here are some quotes found by the British Radical Tea Towel company, offering political and social statements, for the kitchen and home, inspired by history.
"If man could be crossed with the cat,
it would improve man, but it would deteriorate
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910) known by the pen name Mark Twain
"For I will consider my cat Jeoffry for he is an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.”
Christopher Smart (1722 – 1771) was an English poet.
He was a major contributor to two popular magazines, The Midwife and The Student, and a friend to cultural icons like Samuel Johnson and Henry Fielding.
Interestingly he was infamous as the pseudonymous midwife “Mrs Mary Midnight” … see link below by GrubStLodger …
And see his poem on Jeoffry, his cat, – from his Jubilate Agno poem (written 1759 – 1763).
|A cat eating a fish under a chair - |
a mural found in an Egyptian tomb,
dating to the 15th century BC
"A cat is an animal who has more human feelings than almost any other being.”
Emily Bronte (1818 – 1848)
"You may think at first I was
mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have
THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.”
"The cat is the best anarchist.”
Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)
could have a tiger to stroke at home.”
Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)
(ha ha - love it!)
"Cats are mysterious folk. There is
more passing in their minds
than we are aware of.”
Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)
From a 20th/21st lover of cats … especially one called 'Boot' – why I've no idea!
The Grub Street Lodger blog - on 'Christopher Smart, drag and Mrs Midnight's oratory'
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