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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 sea, the river, and the creek: a series of sketches of the Eastern coast

Garboard Streyke - 1884 - 125 pagina’s
...mark as I used to think when he said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get him into a jail, for being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." THE END. LONDON PRINTED BY GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, LIMITED, ST. JOHN'S SQUARE. I CELEBRATED TRAVELS...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 pagina’s
...enlarged mind ; but there is nothing in trade connected with an enlarged mind." Of sailors, he said : " 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." Speaking of old maids,...
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volume 10

Manchester Literary Club - 1884
...found to deliberately enter the service, and continue to follow it as a calling. " No man," he said, " 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." When on his tour...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1885
...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 get himself into a gaol ; for being in a ship is being in a gaol, with the chance of being drowned." We had tea in the...
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The voyager's companion and adviser

Henry John Webber - 1885
...himself of very foolish maxims. He considered going to sea a species of insanity. " No man," said he, " 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." If all Englishmen...
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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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