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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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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - 1882 - 610 pągines
...The more a man extends and varies his acquaintance, the better." "No man will be a sailor," he said, "who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being on a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned ; " and at another time, " A man in...
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The sea: its stirring story of adventure, peril & heroism. [4 vols., publ ...

Frederick Whymper - 1883
...that carried by his opinion, considered going to sea a species of insanity.* " No man," said he, " will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." The great lexicographer knew Fleet Street better than he did the fleet, and his opinion, as expressed...
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Sunday talk (ed. by C. Church).

Cyril Church - 1883
...for they have lost the civility of traders without acquiring the manners of gentlemen." Of sailors he said — " 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." There are many sayings...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help ? An. 1755. Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. An. 1759. The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the liigh-road that leads him to England....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with the Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - 1884 - 2221 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,* "...; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the 1 Lord Stowell informs me that he prided himself in being, during his visits to Oxford, accurately...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volum 4

James Boswell - 1884
...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 dressed,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with the Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - 1884 - 2221 pągines
...release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said,4 " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the 1 Lord Stowell informs me that he prided himself in being, during his visits to Oxford, accurately...
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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 pągines
...may quote me for it, that there are more gentlemen in Scotland than there are shoes." No man will be 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. In ridicule of Percy's Hermit of Warkworth, he submitted these...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 pągines
...of an enlarged mind ; but there is nothing in trade connected with an enlarged mind." Of sailors, he said : " 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." Speaking of old maids,...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 pągines
...tree generous which sheds its fruit at every breeze. — Journal. November n. Bos well's Collectanea. 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. — Journal. August...
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