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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 ... - Pāgina 338
per James Boswell - 1831
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volum 10

Manchester Literary Club - 1884
...found to deliberately enter the service, and continue to follow it as a calling. " No man," he said, " 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." When on his tour...
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The sea, the river, and the creek: a series of sketches of the Eastern coast

Garboard Streyke - 1884 - 125 pāgines
...wondering if the pompous and prejudiced old Doctor was as far from the mark as I used to think when he said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get him into a jail, for being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." THE END....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., Volum 5

James Boswell - 1885
...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 voyager's companion and adviser

Henry John Webber - 1885
...himself of very foolish maxims. He considered going to sea a species of insanity. " No man," said he, " 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." If all Englishmen...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...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 drowned3.' And at another time, 'A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company4.'...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson - 1887 - 145 pāgines
...ed. 1692, p. 188. Johnson often enlarged upon the wretchedness of a sea-life. ' Why, Sir,' said he, ' no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned.' — Boswell's Life of Johnson, v. 137. P. 58, 1. 23. naval. Johnson defines naval as ' 1. consisting...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1888
...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."6 The letter was as...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 pāgines
...they have once engaged in any particular way of life." ' Boswell's Life ofjohnxm, ii. 438. • • • 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. ib. v. 137. Sanctuary...
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Harper's Magazine, Volum 77

1888
...the new third class man begins his two months' busy life on shipboard. V. " Sir," said Dr. Johnson, " no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail;" and, "Sir," undauntedly answers the youngster, with his first practice cruise still unsailed—...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1889
...master kindly interested himself in procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said,* "...with the chance of being drowned." And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." 3 The letter was...
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