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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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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volum 5

James Boswell - 1851
...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 a gaol ; for being in a ship is being in a gaol, with the chance of being drowned." We had tea in the...
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The National Magazine, Volum 3

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1853
...sailor was esteemed by him the most dreadful that could be suffered, and he loudly declared that " no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." In this Johnson availed himself of the favor of Dr. Smollet, who at once wrote to the celebrated John...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1858
...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 enough to get himself into jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." (Aug. 31, 1773.)...
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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pągines
...master kindly interested himself in procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, " No...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." [August 31. 1773.] And at another time, " A man in a jail has 4 Dr. Robert Vansittart, of the ancient...
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1878
...in a malarious country. It is easy enough to understand the opinion of Dr. Johnson : " Why, sir," he said, " no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail." You would fancy anyone's spirit would die out under such an accumulation of darkness, noisomeness,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1860
...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 enough to get himself into jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." (Aug. 31, 1773.)...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...is not properly a general one ; but whether one or the other is best for my son. — Johnson, 291. BEING in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.— 308. THE only way to make a pig go forward is to pull him back by the tail.— 388. EITHER yesterday...
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The table talk of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 128 pągines
...a wound. Great debts are like cannon; of loud noise, but little danger. A SHIP COMPARED TO A JAIL. No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. SPENDING MONEY. No money is...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 778 pągines
...struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help ? Ibid. An. 1755. Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. ibid. An. 1759. The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high-road that leads him to...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 pągines
...a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, ' No man will he a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.'1 And at another time, ' A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.1...
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