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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 Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pagina’s
...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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I Cease Not to Yowl: Ezra Pound's Letters to Olivia Rossetti Agresti

Ezra Pound, Olivia Rossetti Agresti - 1998 - 327 pagina’s
...by James Boswell in The /ournal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, 31 August 1759: "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a )ail; for being on a ship is being in a )ail with the chance of being drowned. ... A man in a )ail...
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Samuel Johnson: The Life of an Author

Lawrence Lipking - 2000 - 384 pagina’s
...delightful in prospect but straightway wracked by sickening storms.10 Johnson detested the sailor's life — "being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned"11 — and evokes it whenever he wants to "fix the lowest point to which humanity could fall,"...
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Mainsail to the Wind: A Book of Sailing Quotations

William Galvani - 1999 - 214 pagina’s
...merry might he be. Verses from a song sung by women in Gosport, England, in the late 18th century No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1759 When men...
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Hit Man

Lawrence Block - 2009 - 352 pagina’s
...wording." "Dr. Johnson," he said, "and one could hardly do that. Improve the man's wording, that is. 'Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.' He said that as well, and I defy anyone to comment more trenchantly on the experience, or to say it...
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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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The Military Quotation Book: More Than 1,200 of the Best Quotations About ...

James Charlton - 2002 - 182 pagina’s
...is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors. BERNARD MONTGOMERY No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. SAMUEL JOHNSON SOLDIERS Men...
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