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" There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 326
by James Boswell - 1823
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...which Johnfon confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnfon in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; " Thece are few ways in which a man can be more .innocently...than in getting money." " The more one thinks of this (faid Strahan) the jufter it will appear." Talking of expence, Johnfon obferved with what munificence...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...many men \vere kept back from trying their fortunes there, because they were born to a competency, said, " Small certainties are the bane of men of talents;"...of this (said Strahan) the juster it will appear." Talking of expence, Johnson observed with what munificence a great merchant will spend his money, both...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...that many men were kept back from trying their fortunes there, because they were born to a competency, said, " Small certainties are the bane of men of talents;"...money." " The more one thinks of this (said Strahan) the justcr it will appear." Talking of expence, Johnson observed with what munificence a great merchant...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...thatmany men were kept hack from trying their fortunes there, becanse they were born to a competency, said, "Small certainties are the bane of men of talents;"...getting money." " The more one thinks of this, (said Straban), the jnster it will appear." 'Mr. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the country as an apprentice,...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...that many men were kept back from trying their fortunes there, becanse they were born to a competency, said, " Small certainties are the bane of men of talents...which a man can be more innocently employed than in getiog money." " The more oue thinks of this," said Strahan, " the juster it will appear."' He disliked...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...many men were kept back from trying their fortune* there, becanse they were born to a competency,, said, " Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahau put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him — " There are few ways in which...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...made to him — " There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in geting money." " The more one thinks of this," said Strahan, " the juster it will appear." He disliked much all speculative desponding considerations, which tended to discourage men from diligence...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...that many men were kept back from trying their fortunes there, because they were born to a competency, said, " Small certainties are the bane of men of talents...which a man can be more innocently employed than in geting money." " The more one thinks of this," said Strahan, " the juster it will appear." He disliked...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 3

James Boswell - 1821
...that many men were kept back from trying their fortunes there, because they were born to a competency, said, " Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnssn in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; " There are few ways in which a man can be more...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...that many men were kept back from trying their fortunes there, because they were born to a competency, said, " Small certainties are the bane of men of talents...appear." Mr. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the countiy as an apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation. Johnson having enquired after him, said, "...
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