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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 Hebrides - Pagina 338
door James Boswell - 1831
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The Story of the Voyage: Sea-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England

Philip Edwards - 2004 - 244 pagina’s
...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 to...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 pagina’s
...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 to...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 Road to 2015: Profiles of the Future

John L. Petersen - 1994 - 372 pagina’s
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Split Horizon

Thomas Lux - 1994 - 81 pagina’s
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The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

John Donne, Gary A. Stringer - 1995 - 1152 pagina’s
...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 to...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 Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

John Donne, Gary A. Stringer - 2000 - 1152 pagina’s
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The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Ned Sherrin - 1995 - 543 pagina’s
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In Bed with an Elephant

Ludovic Kennedy - 1995 - 393 pagina’s
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The Unknown Shore

Patrick O'Brian - 1995 - 313 pagina’s
...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 pagina’s
...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 to...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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