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" No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned ; "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the ... - Pągina 338
per James Boswell - 1831
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...choose to continue in it longer than nine months, after which time he got off. JOHNSON. 'Why, Sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get himself into 1 ' From him we first heard of the general dissatisfaction which is now driving the Highlanders into...
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The Manual of Liberty: Or, Testimonies in Behalf of the Rights of Mankind ...

1795 - 406 pągines
...chuse to continue in it longer than nine monthi, after which time he got off. — Johnson. " Why, Sir, no man will " be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get <t himself into a jail ; for, being in a ship is being ** in a jail with the chance of being drowned.'?....
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1799
...procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...with the chance of being drowned'.' And at another time, 'A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company'.' The letter was as...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1799
...procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...with the chance of being drowned'.' And at another time, 'A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company'.' The letter was as...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 8 And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pągines
...longer than nine months." " Sir, I should rather wonder he staid «o long, if he coulii help it — no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get into a jail, for being in a ship is being ia ••*' a jail, with the chance of being drowned." SIR...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1807
...procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 8 And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pągines
...choose to continue in it longer than nine months, after which time he got off— JOHNSON. " "Why, sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." We had tea in the afternoon, and our landlord's daughter, a modest civil girl, very neatly drest, made...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - 1810 - 414 pągines
...choose to continue in it longer than nine months, after which time he got off. — Johnson. " Why, sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." We had tea in the afternoon, and our landlord's daughter, a modest civil girl, very neatly drest, made...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 pągines
...procuring his release from a state of life which he regarded with abhorrence. " No man," he said, " will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." f It appears from Smollett's correspondence with Mr Wilkes, that " the great Cham of literature was...
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