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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 Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 pagina’s
...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." The letter was...
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Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1890 - 278 pagina’s
...malarious country. It is easy enough to understand the opinion of Dr. Johnson : " Why, sir," he said, " no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail." You would fancy any one's spirit would die out: under such an accumulation of darkness, noisomeness,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1891
...said, " Here's our friend. The poor doctor would have been happy to hear of this." ' Ante, iii. 183. a jail ; for, being in a ship is 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 drest,,...
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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
...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 maxle her a present of a book which he had bought at Inverness.1 The room had some...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1911
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Virginibus Puerisque: And Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1893 - 278 pagina’s
...malarious country. It is easy enough to understand the opinion of Dr. Johnson. "Why, sir," he said, " no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail." You would fancy any one's spirit would die out under such an accumulation of darkness, noisomeness,...
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Three Years in the Army: The Story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts ...

Charles E. Davis - 1893 - 476 pagina’s
...transferred, and it was "good riddance to bad rubbish " when they left. According to Samuel Johnson, " Heing in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." Hence the appropriateness of transferring our substitutes. On the 1gth of April an order was received...
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Three Years in the Army: The Story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts ...

Charles E. Davis - 1893 - 476 pagina’s
...transferred, and it was "good riddance to bad rubbish" when they left. According to Samuel Johnson, " Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." Hence the appropriateness of transferring our substitutes. On the 1 9th of April an order was received...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...malarious country. It is easy enough to understand the opinion of Dr. Johnson: "Why, sir," he said, "no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail." You would fancy any one's spirit would die out under such an accumula:J tion of darkness, noisomeness^...
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