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" Johnson appeared bustling about, with an ink-horn and pen in his buttonhole, like an exciseman; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property, which was to be disposed of, answered, " We are not here to sell a parcel of... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 365
by James Boswell - 1821
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...ink-horn and pen in his button hole, like an excise-man ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, answered. We are not here to »ell a parcel of boilers and vats, bat the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice....
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...ink-horn and pen in his button hole, like au excise-man ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, anmered, We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the po> Untiality of growing rich...
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Annual Register, Volume 33

Edmund Burke - History - 1824
...inkhorn and a pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.'' — Mr. Thrale's death, however, was a very essential loss to Johnson, who, though he did not foresee...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826
...inkhorn and pen in his buttonhole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...rich beyond the dreams of avarice." On Friday, April 6th, he carried me to dine at a club which, at his desire, had been lately formed at the Queen's Arms,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered hers or ourselves of mental adoration, so Fancy is always to answer«!, " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1831
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." ['"TO MRS. THRALE. " London, 5lh April, 1781. p. 191. " DEAIIKST MADAM,—Of your injunctions to pray...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." [" TO MRS. THRALE. ;„"•"' " London, 5th April, 1781. p. 191. "DEAREST MADAM, — Of your injunctions...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 8

James Boswell - 1835
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice."/1) LETTER 397. TO MRS. THRALE. " London, April 5. 1781. " DEAREST MADAM, — Of your injunctions...
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London Saturday Journal..., Volume 1

1839
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice !' " We are now in a fine lively humour for visiting the rest of the establishment. Here then are the...
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Days at the factories; or, The manufacturing industry of Great ..., Volume 1

George Dodd - Industries - 1843 - 548 pages
...asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, said, ' We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dream of avarice." 41 III.— A DAY AT A DISTILLERY. THE object of the next visit takes us up the river...
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