Lichfield's famous son, and his biographer, contemplate yesterday's shoppers from their pedestals in the market square. When Boswell (pictured, bottom) remarked on Lichfield's lack of trade, Johnson (top) loftily explained: 'We are a city of philosophers. We work with our heads and make the boobies of Birmingham work for us with our hands.'
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