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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 Era Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volum 10

1902
...in Johnson's works, but in Boswell's "Life," under date of March 16, 1759. "No man," said Johnson, "will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." Seventeen years later (March 18, 1776) Boswell records: "He took occasion to enlarge, as he often did,...
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The Story of the Voyage: Sea-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England

Philip Edwards - 2004 - 244 pągines
...pressed into the Navy and had managed to get his release after nine months. Johnson said, 'Why, sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'.12 It was this extraordinary jail, cramped and crowded, with livestock on deck and sick men...
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The "lower Sort": Philadelphia's Laboring People, 1750-1800

Billy Gordon Smith - 1994 - 249 pągines
...Hamburg.12 Most people did not hold the life of a common mariner in high esteem. As Samuel Johnson observed, "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 Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

John Donne, Gary A. Stringer - 1995 - 1152 pągines
...is a ship but a prison?") in The Anatomy of Melancholy (pan 2, sect. 3,memb. 4} and Samuel Johnson ("No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned") in Boswell's Life of Johnson (ed. Powell [1934], 1:348) (130). 22 that wears like to fall, SMITH (1971):...
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The Unknown Shore

Patrick O'Brian - 1995 - 313 pągines
...to be thrown down, which could never have happened at sea. And in Florence, his pocket was picked." "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail," said the heavy gentleman, in a booming roar, "for being in a ship is being in a jail, with a chance...
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Calf's Head & Union Tale: Labor Yarns at Work and Play

Archie Green - 1996 - 283 pągines
...abhorrent sea duty. Biographer James Boswell used this action to report Johnson s view of maritime life: "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned" (Boswell [1791], vol. 1, 348). On a tour of the Hebrides in 1773, Johnson repeated this sentiment to...
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Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

Cook Inlet Historical Society, Cook Inlet Historical Society Staff, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage Museum of History and Art Staff - 1997 - 220 pągines
...eighteenth-century embodiment of wit and intelligence, Dr. Samuel Johnson, should have said of a nautical vocation, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.2 There were positive features, however, to seafaring, especially for a sailor in a British...
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Double Ghosts: Oceanian Voyagers on Euroamerican Ships

David A. Chappell - 1997 - 231 pągines
...vice than reformatories." Yet Samuel Johnson claimed, "No man will be a sailor who has the contrivance to get himself into a 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." Old hands taught neophytes...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pągines
...BLACKSTONE, (1723-1780) British jurist. Commentaries on the Laws of England, bk. 1 , ch. 1 3 (1 765-1 769). into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.... A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company. SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1 709-1 784)...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pągines
...to great undertakings. 5199 Shame arises from the fear of man; conscience from the fear of God. 5200 ve 5201 (shortly before he died) lam moriturus. I who am about to die. 5202 Silence propagates itself,...
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