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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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Mason & Dixon: A Novel

Thomas Pynchon - Fiction - 2004 - 784 pages
...a miracle in that year of miracles, 1759, upon whose Ides of March Dr. Johnson happen'd to remark, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." Some would call her a Frigate, though officially she is a couple of guns shy, causing others to add...
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Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age

Marcus Rediker - Atlantic Coast (U.S.) - 2004 - 240 pages
...from captured merchantmen as volunteers, for reasons suggested by Samuel Johnson's observation that "no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...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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Sowing the Word: The Cultural Impact of the British and Foreign Bible ...

Stephen K. Batalden, Kathleen Cann, John Dean - Bible - 2004 - 380 pages
...define a sailor. His response was simple and to the point: No man will be a sailor, who has contrivance to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.2 Why, therefore, did organized seafarers' missions finally emerge at the time they did and...
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Beyond Aberdeen: A Bluejacket Diary

Steven Stoker - Fiction - 2004 - 458 pages
...sailor. — Ralph Waldo Emerson 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. — Samuel Johnson It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond...
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The Loss of the Wager: The Narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron

John Bulkeley, John Byron, John Cummins (Ship's carpenter) - History - 2004 - 240 pages
...Spanish colonies and possessions. '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.' So runs Dr Samuel Johnson's...
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Maritime Britain

J. R. Hill - Transportation - 2005 - 96 pages
...757, but his analysis was subjected to ill-conceived \ experiments for three '"••-. more decades. 'No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned . . . ' Dr Samuel Johnson, 1759 THE EAST INDIA COMPANY THE NABOB Warren Hastings, Governor General...
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Red Seas: Ferdinand Smith and Radical Black Sailors in the United States and ...

Gerald Horne - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 359 pages
...slaves, laborers at sea had faced particularly oppressive conditions. As Samuel Johnson once put it, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...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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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) (letter to Lord Chesterfield, 7 Feb. 1755) 50 ذ d8 ,q 79M H3ɞ ' I" | Pc 9&5 \Nw{ ]...Zb ( fь )-C{\ U -F Τ $` g G ,/4 E e _ g 0 Ԓ 43 Gu ... A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. Quoted in James Boswell,...
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Underwater to Get Out of the Rain: A Love Affair with the Sea

Trevor Norton - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 385 pages
...souvenirs to be collected; they were still personal items belonging the crew. Samuel Johnson declared that 'No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail with a chance of being drowned'. Wrecks are the result of a catastrophe and sometimes the victims remain...
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Recording and Reordering: Essays on the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century ...

Dan Doll, Jessica Munns - History - 2006 - 248 pages
...1993), 4-5. 26. "Why Sir, No man will be a Sailor if he has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for, being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." James Boswell, Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, ed. by R. Chapman (Oxford: Oxford University Press,...
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