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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, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1901
...months, after which time he got off JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, no man will be a sailor who has COD trivunce enough to get himself into a jail ; for, being in...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 Story of the Voyage: Sea-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England

Philip Edwards - 2004 - 244 pagina’s
...pressed into the Navy and had managed to get his release after nine months. Johnson said, 'Why, sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'.12 It was this extraordinary jail, cramped and crowded, with livestock on deck and sick men...
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The "lower Sort": Philadelphia's Laboring People, 1750-1800

Billy Gordon Smith - 1994 - 249 pagina’s
...Most people did not hold the life of a common mariner in high esteem. As Samuel Johnson observed, "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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The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

John Donne, Gary A. Stringer - 1995 - 1152 pagina’s
...ship but a prison?") in The Anatomy of Melancholy (pan 2, sect. 3,memb. 4} and Samuel Johnson ("No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned") in Boswell's Life of Johnson (ed. Powell [1934], 1:348) (130). 22 that wears like to fall, SMITH (1971):...
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The Unknown Shore

Patrick O'Brian - 1995 - 313 pagina’s
...be thrown down, which could never have happened at sea. And in Florence, his pocket was picked." "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail," said the heavy gentleman, in a booming roar, "for being in a ship is being in a jail, with a chance...
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Calf's Head & Union Tale: Labor Yarns at Work and Play

Archie Green - 1996 - 283 pagina’s
...sea duty. Biographer James Boswell used this action to report Johnson s view of maritime life: "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned" (Boswell [1791], vol. 1, 348). On a tour of the Hebrides in 1773, Johnson repeated this sentiment to...
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Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

Cook Inlet Historical Society, Cook Inlet Historical Society Staff, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage Museum of History and Art Staff - 1997 - 220 pagina’s
...embodiment of wit and intelligence, Dr. Samuel Johnson, should have said of a nautical vocation, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.2 There were positive features, however, to seafaring, especially for a sailor in a British...
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Double Ghosts: Oceanian Voyagers on Euroamerican Ships

David A. Chappell - 1997 - 231 pagina’s
...vice than reformatories." Yet Samuel Johnson claimed, "No man will be a sailor who has the contrivance to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned. ... A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." Old hands taught neophytes...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pagina’s
...BLACKSTONE, (1723-1780) British jurist. Commentaries on the Laws of England, bk. 1 , ch. 1 3 (1 765-1 769). into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.... A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company. SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1 709-1 784)...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 pagina’s
...place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes, than a public library. 2175 Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. 2176 When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. JOHNSON...
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