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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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Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song

Steve Turner - 2009 - 304 pągines
...sea during this period was "No man will be a sailor who has a contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is being in a jaiL with the chance of being drowned." A contemporary proverb said much the same thing: "He who would go to sea for pleasure. would go to...
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Murder on the Mauretania: A Mystery Featuring George Porter Dillman and ...

Conrad Allen - 2002 - 288 pągines
...voice so that the whole group could hear him. "Do you know what Samuel Johnson said about the sea? 'No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail, since being in a ship is being in jail, with the chance of getting drowned.' Good point." "Harvey!"...
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London 1753

Sheila O'Connell, Roy Porter, Celina Fox, Ralph Hyde - 2003 - 272 pągines
...naval life as salvation for street children (cat. 3.26), Samuel Johnson's view was more commonly held: 'No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a gaol; for being in a ship is being in a gaol, with the chance of being drowned ... A man in a gaol...
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Work in America: N-Z

Carl E. Van Horn, Herbert A. Schaffner - 2003 - 741 pągines
...navy. Seafaring has long been an occupation both dangerous and unpleasant. As Samuel Johnson said,"No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." Andrew Furuseth, the...
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Mason & Dixon: A Novel

Thomas Pynchon - 2004 - 784 pągines
...a miracle in that year of miracles, 1759, upon whose Ides of March Dr. Johnson happen'd to remark, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." Some would call her a Frigate, though officially she is a couple of guns shy, causing others to add...
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Ships of Discovery and Exploration

Lincoln P. Paine - 2000 - 188 pągines
...It would soon become the most vibrant, compelling competition in the sport of sailing. MODERN MAYHEM No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned .^^ A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. — Samuel Johnson IN 1973,...
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Four Guys in a Boat

Tom Watkins - 2004 - 256 pągines
...lecture, sailed, hung out in the Keys, and . . . Ah, but I'm ahead of myself. 1 Florida and the Keys No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. —Samuel Johnson Beau is 6'6"...
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William Cowper: Religion, Satire, Society

Conrad Brunstrom, Conrad Brunström - 2004 - 207 pągines
...perhaps another nightmare version of being on board ship. (Cowper would have endorsed Johnson's remark: "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.")"' Like many of the Olney Hymns (not to mention "The Castaway"), the bullfinch poem consists of a mixture...
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Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age

Marcus Rediker - 2004 - 240 pągines
...from captured merchantmen as volunteers, for reasons suggested by Samuel Johnson's observation that "no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in jail with the chance of being drowned A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better...
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Sowing the Word: The Cultural Impact of the British and Foreign Bible ...

Stephen K. Batalden, Kathleen Cann, John Dean - 2004 - 380 pągines
...define a sailor. His response was simple and to the point: No man will be a sailor, who has contrivance to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.2 Why, therefore, did organized seafarers' missions finally emerge at the time they did and...
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