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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

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 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...which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. Ho said, ' Xo 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 ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...an home. I wish I could give it you. I am, my dear Sir, " Affectionately your's, " SAM. JOHNSON."1 He now refreshed himself by an excursion to Oxford,...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned."1' And at another time, "A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."«...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...obtain a discharge ; for Johnson abhorred the very imagination of a sailor's life. " No man," he said, " will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get...the chance of being drowned." And at another time he added, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." The influence...
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Charlie Lufton: An Autobiographical Novel

G. Cameron - 1874 - 383 pages
...to gain my esteem, and his mode of treating his son was by no means calculated to honour. CHAPTER X. "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship u being in a jail, with a chance of being drowned." — Da. JOHNSON. By sunrise the next morning I...
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John Holdsworth: chief mate. By the author of 'Jilted'.

1875
...JOHN HOLDSWORTH: CHIEF MATE. JOHN HOLDSWORTH: CHIEF MATE. Jl §torg, in BY THE AUTHOR OF "JILTED." - ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned."— Dr. Johnson. VOL. III. Qan'ben: SAMPSON LOW, MAESTON, LOW, & SEAELE, CROWN BUILDINGS, FLEET STREET....
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John Holdsworth: Chief Mate: A Story in Three Vols, Volume 1

1875
...JOHN HOLDSWORTH: CHIEF MATE. JOHN HOLDSWORTH: CHEF MATE.Storg, in <3Thm BY THE AUTHOR OF "JILTED." "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." — Dr. Johnson. VOL. I. SECOND EDITION. SAMPSON LOW, MABSTOJST, LOW, & SEABLE, CEOWN BUILDINGS, FLEET...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 pages
...supposed, with his own consent, it appears, from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq., from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." — Boswell. He said, "I am willing to love all mankind, except an American ;" and his inflammable...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1880
...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 sea: its stirring story of adventure, peril & heroism. [4 vols., publ ...

Frederick Whymper - 1883
...that carried by his opinion, considered going to sea a species of insanity.* " No man," said he, " will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." The great lexicographer knew Fleet Street better than he did the fleet, and his opinion, as expressed...
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Sunday talk (ed. by C. Church).

Cyril Church
...for they have lost the civility of traders without acquiring the manners of gentlemen." Of sailors he said — " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a gaol, for being in a ship is being in a gaol with the chance of being drowned." There are many sayings...
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