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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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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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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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Virginibus Puerisque: And Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1893 - 224 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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