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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 His Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1848
...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.]...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...

Sir Walter Scott - 1848
...procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said, ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned;' aud at another time, ' A man in a jail has more room, better food, and coo? monly better company. '...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1848 - 874 pages
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a letter to John Willies, 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 National Magazine, Volume 3

Abel Stevens, James Floy - Periodicals - 1853
...sailor was esteemed by him the most dreadful that could be suffered, and he loudly declared that " no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." In this Johnson availed himself of the favor of Dr. Smollet, who at once wrote to the celebrated John...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1858
...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.)...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1860
...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.)...
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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1860 - 874 pages
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a letter to John WilkeSjEsq., 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 Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1878
...traveller in a malarious country. It is easy enough to understand the opinion of Dr. Johnson : " Why, sir," he said, " no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail." You would fancy anyone's spirit would die out under such an accumulation of darkness, noisomeness,...
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The table talk of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 128 pages
...a wound. Great debts are like cannon; of loud noise, but little danger. A SHIP COMPARED TO A JAIL. 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. SPENDING MONEY. No money is...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1873 - 560 pages
...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...expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, ' No man will he a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in...
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