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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 History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson - 1887 - 145 pagina’s
...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 to...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...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 enough to...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1887
...a jail ; for being in a 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.' The letter was as follows : — 'Chelsea, March 16, 1759. ' DEAR SIR, ' I am again your...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1888
...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 enough to...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 pagina’s
...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, Volume 77

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1888
...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 ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1889
...release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said,* " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1889
...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...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." pastry. Dr. Johnson maxie her a present of a book which he had bought at Inverness.1 The room had some...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1889
...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...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 ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1889
...a jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, 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 as follows : " Chelsea, 16th March, 1759. " DEAR SIR, " I am again your petitioner,...
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