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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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Sailing to the Far Horizon: The Restless Journey and Tragic Sinking of a ...

Pamela Sisman Bitterman - 2004 - 345 pągines
...author at the helm of the Sofia chapter 2. Into the Teeth of Hurricane Kendra J/Ly J/Laiden Voyage Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. SAMUEL JOHNSON INTRODUCTION I boarded the tall ship in Boston on August 20, 1978. We left the harbor...
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The Loss of the Wager: The Narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron

John Bulkeley, John Byron, John Cummins (Ship's carpenter), Alan Gurney - 2004 - 240 pągines
...These were the land forces that were going to wreak havoc amongst the Spanish colonies and possessions. '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. A man in jail has more...
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Beyond Aberdeen: A Bluejacket Diary

Steven Stoker - 2004 - 458 pągines
...—Psalms 107:23-24 The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor. — Ralph Waldo Emerson 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. — Samuel Johnson...
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The Colombo Bay

Richard Pollak - 2004 - 260 pągines
...prison," he said, echoing Samuel Johnson, who remarked within his friend Boswell's earshot that being on a ship "is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." The good doctor notwithstanding, the cadet's judgment struck me as a bit harsh, though perhaps I would...
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Maritime Britain

J. R. Hill - 2005 - 96 pągines
...757, but his analysis was subjected to ill-conceived \ experiments for three '"••-. more decades. 'No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned . . . ' Dr Samuel Johnson, 1759 THE EAST INDIA COMPANY THE NABOB Warren Hastings, Governor General...
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Red Seas: Ferdinand Smith and Radical Black Sailors in the United States and ...

Gerald Horne - 2005 - 359 pągines
...slaves, laborers at sea had faced particularly oppressive conditions. As Samuel Johnson once put it, "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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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pągines
...Quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) (letter to Lord Chesterfield, 7 Feb. 1755) 50 ذ d8 ,q 79M H3ɞ ' I" | Pc 9&5 \Nw{ ]...Zb ( fь )-C{\ U -F Τ $` g G ,/4 E e _ g 0 Ԓ 43 Gu ... A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. Quoted in James Boswell,...
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Underwater to Get Out of the Rain: A Love Affair with the Sea

Trevor Norton - 2006 - 385 pągines
...souvenirs to be collected; they were still personal items belonging the crew. Samuel Johnson declared that 'No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail with a chance of being drowned'. Wrecks are the result of a catastrophe and sometimes the victims remain...
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The Buccaneer's Bell

Hugh Edwards - 2006 - 240 pągines
...British man of letters Dr Samuel Johnson, Wo man will be a sailor who has contrivance to get himself into jail. For being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned! A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. ' The crew of the Roebuck saw...
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Recording and Reordering: Essays on the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century ...

Dan Doll, Jessica Munns - 2006 - 248 pągines
...1993), 4-5. 26. "Why Sir, No man will be a Sailor if he has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for, being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." James Boswell, Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, ed. by R. Chapman (Oxford: Oxford University Press,...
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