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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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Mainsail to the Wind: A Book of Sailing Quotations

William Galvani - Sports & Recreation - 1999 - 214 pages
...and merry might he be. Verses from a song sung by women in Gosport, England, in the late 18th century No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1759 When men...
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The Many-headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of ...

Peter Linebaugh, Marcus Rediker - Capitalism - 2000 - 433 pages
...captured. Their reasons are not difficult to fathom. Dr. Samuel Johnson put the matter succinctly when he said, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...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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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - History - 2000 - 450 pages
...Samuel Johnson quipped that "no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into 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."8 But unlike on merchantmen,...
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts

Richard Jacobs - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 481 pages
...(Chapman, 1962, pp. 288-9) Nor was Johnson very inclined to romanticise the lives of soldiers and sailors. 'No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned ... A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company' (Boswell, 1979, p. 86)....
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The Military Quotation Book: More Than 1,200 of the Best Quotations About ...

James Charlton - Reference - 2002 - 182 pages
...it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors. BERNARD MONTGOMERY No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. SAMUEL JOHNSON SOLDIERS Men...
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Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song

Steve Turner - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 304 pages
...sea during this period was "No man will be a sailor who has a contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is being in a jaiL with the chance of being drowned." A contemporary proverb said much the same thing: "He who would go to sea for pleasure. would go to...
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Work in America: N-Z

Carl E. Van Horn, Herbert A. Schaffner - Industrial relations - 2003 - 741 pages
...unpleasant. As Samuel Johnson said,"No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." Andrew Furuseth, the early giant of US maritime unionism, commented this way on the prospect of imprisonment:...
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William Cowper: Religion, Satire, Society

Conrad Brunstrom, Conrad Brunström - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 207 pages
...perhaps another nightmare version of being on board ship. (Cowper would have endorsed Johnson's remark: "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.")"' Like many of the Olney Hymns (not to mention "The Castaway"), the bullfinch poem consists of a mixture...
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Ships of Discovery and Exploration

Lincoln P. Paine - History - 2000 - 188 pages
...It would soon become the most vibrant, compelling competition in the sport of sailing. MODERN MAYHEM No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned .^^ A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. — Samuel Johnson IN 1973,...
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Four Guys in a Boat

Tom Watkins - Humor - 2004 - 256 pages
...lecture, sailed, hung out in the Keys, and . . . Ah, but I'm ahead of myself. 1 Florida and the Keys No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. —Samuel Johnson Beau is 6'6"...
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