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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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1831
...Westmoreland as chancellor of the university ED.] a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...release from a state of life of which Johnson always Aug. 31, expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1831
...M'estmoruland as chancellor of the university — ED.] a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...release from a state of life of which Johnson always Aug. 31, expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, " No • _ — .. • man will be a sailor...
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The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected ..., Volume 40

Naval art and science - 1871
...comparison between a ship and a prison, — a comparison in favour of the latter. He said, "No man will bo a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself...jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." In addition to the fact just referred to, that some unseaworthy and overladen ships are knowingly...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...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 dressed,...
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Biographical memoirs of eminent novelists, and other distinguished ..., Volume 3

Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1834
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears, from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq., from Dr Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

Sir Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1834
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears, from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq., from Dr Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Sir Walter Scott - France - 1834
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears, from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq., from Dr Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1835
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...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." [Aug. 31. 1773.] And...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, " No mL *' man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Biography - 1846
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, " No rm. man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for...
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