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" What would you give, my lad, to know about the Argonauts ? ' 'Sir, (said the boy,) I would give what I have.' Johnson was much pleased with his answer, and we gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson then turning to me,  "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 357
by James Boswell - 1807
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...faid, " Sir, a defire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind ; and every human being, whofe mind is not debauched, will be willing to [give all that he has to get knowledge." To Mr. Langton when about to eftablifh a fehool upon his eftate, it had been fuggefted, that it might...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...we gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson then turning to me, " Sir, (said he) a desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind ; and every human being,...willing to give all that he has to get knowledge." ' variety of ships that were lying at anchor, and with the beautiful country on each side of the river....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson then turning to me, ' Sir, (said he,) a desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind ; and every human being,...debauched, will be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge1.' We landed at the Old Swan', and walked to Billingsgate, where we took oars, and moved...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...we gave him a double fare. The Doctor then turning to Mr. B. said, " Sir, a desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being,...willing to give all that he has to get knowledge." To Mr. Langton when about to establish a school upon his estate, it had been suggested, that it might...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...to the Act of 1803, where it is stated, • We'd's Killarney, p. 167. •f A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind, and every human being...debauched, will be willing to give all that he has got to get knowledge. Johnson, see his Life by Bow«W,vol.i. p. 423. J Dr. Adam Smith, speaking of...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...we gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson then turning to me, " Sir, (said he) a desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind ; and every human being,...willing to give all that he has, to get knowledge." We lauded at the Old Swan, and walked to Billingsgate, where we took oars, and moved smoothly along the...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...we gave him a double fare. The Doctor then turning to Mr. B. said, " Sir, a desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being,...willing to give all that he has to get knowledge." To Mr. Langton when about to establish a school upon his estate, it had been suggested, that it might...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson then turning to Boswell, said, " Sir, a desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind ; and every human being,...willing to give all that he has to get knowledge." He said of Garrick : " He has not Latin enough. He finds out the Latin by the meaning rather than the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...whose mind is not debauched, will be willing to give all that he has, to get knowledge." We lauded at the Old Swan, and walked to Billingsgate, where we took oars, and moved smoothly along tin- silver Thames. It was a very fine day. We were entertained with the immense number and variety...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson then turning to Boswell, said, " Sir, a desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind ; and every human being, whose mind is not debanched, wilMir willing to give all that he has to get knowledge." He said of Garrick : " He has...
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