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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 Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 pagina’s
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A Military History of Australia

Jeffrey Grey - 1999 - 300 pagina’s
...than the army, at least by those who were not in it. Samuel Johnson, acerbic as ever, thought that 'no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail', but 'Jolly Jack Tar' enjoyed popular hero status during the Napoleonic Wars and after, although...
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The Many-headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of ...

Peter Linebaugh, Marcus Rediker - 2000 - 433 pagina’s
...reasons are not difficult to fathom. Dr. Samuel Johnson put the matter succinctly when he said, "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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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - 2000 - 450 pagina’s
...pirate life. The seaman's life was in any case hard. The English writer Samuel Johnson quipped that "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. ... A man in jail has...
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts

Richard Jacobs - 2001 - 481 pagina’s
...1962, pp. 288-9) Nor was Johnson very inclined to romanticise the lives of soldiers and sailors. 'No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned ... A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company' (Boswell, 1979, p. 86)....
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British Writers: Retrospective supplement, Volume 1

Jay Parini - 2002 - 475 pagina’s
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Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader

C.R. Pennell - 2001 - 351 pagina’s
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts

Richard Jacobs - 2001 - 481 pagina’s
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Running the Gauntlet: How Three Giant Liners Carried a Million Men to War ...

Alister Satchell - 2001 - 256 pagina’s
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Enter the Press-gang: Naval Impressment in Eighteenth-century British Literature

Daniel James Ennis - 2002 - 219 pagina’s
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