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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.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the ... - Page 212
by James Boswell - 1888
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...would have been happy to hear of this." ' Ante, iii. 183. a jail ; August 31.] Cockers ARITHMETIC. 157 a jail ; for, being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned1.' We had tea in the afternoon, and our landlord's daughter, a modest civil girl, very neatly...
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The Manual of Liberty: Or, Testimonies in Behalf of the Rights of Mankind ...

Liberty - 1795 - 406 pages
...he got off. — Johnson. " Why, Sir, no man will " be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get <t himself into a jail ; for, being in a ship is being...** in a jail with the chance of being drowned.'?. ?r Bower t Tour to tbe Hebrides, . rjr. ... . ^ : , KAVAL DESrOTISM. 37! 01 . •'- • " ' ft.,...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...of 'the solemnity of the installment ' of the Earl of Westmoreland as Chancellor of the University. His negro servant, Francis Barber, having left him,...jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company'.' The letter was as follows: — 'Chelsea, March 16, 1759. •DEAR SIR, ' I am again your...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...Westmoreland as Chancellor of the University. Aetat Hi Aetat. 50.] Tiie great CHAM of literature. 403 His negro servant, Francis Barber, having left him,...jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company'.' The letter was as follows: — •Chelsea, March 16, 1759. 'DEAR SIR, ' I am again your...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...Barber, having left him, and been some time at sea, not pressed as has been supposed, but with his o\yn consent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes,...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 8 And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...some time at sea, not pressed as has been ^^ supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a 5o. letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollet, that...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 8 And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pages
...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...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, made...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1810 - 414 pages
...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...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, made...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...procuring his release from a state of life which he regarded with abhorrence. " No man," he said, " will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." f It appears from Smollett's correspondence with Mr Wilkes, that " the great Cham of literature was...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...supposed, but with his own conBent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...chance of being drowned." And at another time, " A mau in a jxil has more room, better food, and commonly better company." The letter was as follows:...
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