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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

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pągines
...release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. Ho said, ' Xo man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is Ix-ing in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.'1 And at another time, ' A man in a jail ha« more...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...obtain a discharge ; for Johnson abhorred the very imagination of a sailor's life. " No man," he said, " will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get...-with the chance of being drowned." And at another time he added, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." The influence...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...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...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."«...
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Charlie Lufton: An Autobiographical Novel

G. Cameron - 1874 - 383 pągines
...to gain my esteem, and his mode of treating his son was by no means calculated to honour. CHAPTER X. "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship u being in a jail, with a chance of being drowned." — Da. JOHNSON. By sunrise the next morning I...
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John Holdsworth: chief mate. By the author of 'Jilted'.

William Clark Russell - 1875
...JOHN HOLDSWORTH: CHIEF MATE. JOHN HOLDSWORTH: CHIEF MATE. Jl §torg, in BY THE AUTHOR OF "JILTED." - ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned."— Dr. Johnson. VOL. III. Qan'ben: SAMPSON LOW, MAESTON, LOW, & SEAELE, CROWN BUILDINGS, FLEET STREET....
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John Holdsworth: Chief Mate: A Story in Three Vols, Volum 1

William Clark Russell - 1875
...JOHN HOLDSWORTH: CHIEF MATE. JOHN HOLDSWORTH: CHEF MATE.Storg, in <3Thm BY THE AUTHOR OF "JILTED." "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." — Dr. Johnson. VOL. I. SECOND EDITION. SAMPSON LOW, MABSTOJST, LOW, & SEABLE, CEOWN BUILDINGS, FLEET...
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The Irish Monthly, Volum 30

1902
...sea-travel can ever atone for its trials, and one feels disposed to accept Johnson's dictum that " being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned," with another disagreeable contingency superadded ; for seasickness, whatever part one's mental temperament...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pągines
...belliswater, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help ? Boswell's Life of yohnson. 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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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 pągines
...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." — Boswell. He said,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volum 1

James Boswell - 1880
...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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