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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.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1884 - 2221 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...Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He once said,4 " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being...
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The sea, the river, and the creek: a series of sketches of the Eastern coast

Garboard Streyke - 1884
...mark as I used to think when he said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get him into a jail, for being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." THE END. LONDON PRINTED BY GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, LIMITED, ST. JOHN'S SQUARE. I CELEBRATED TRAVELS...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 pages
...man of an enlarged mind ; but there is nothing in trade connected with an enlarged mind." 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." Speaking of old maids,...
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The voyager's companion and adviser

Henry John Webber - 1885
...of insanity. " No man," said he, " 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." If all Englishmen sympathised with him in this respect, where would England be ? If people were to...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1887
...wall, but he has refused me. And I have clapped my hands till they are sore, at Dr. King's speech2.' His negro servant, Francis Barber, having left him,...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned3.' And at another time, 'A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company4.'...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson - Ethiopia - 1887 - 145 pages
...ed. 1692, p. 188. Johnson often enlarged upon the wretchedness of a sea-life. ' Why, Sir,' said he, ' no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail with the chance of being drowned.' — Boswell's Life of Johnson, v. 137. P. 58, 1. 23. naval. Johnson defines naval as ' 1. consisting...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1889
...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...jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." 3 The letter was as follows : "Chelsea, 16th March, 1759. " DEAR SIR, " I am again your petitioner,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1889
...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...jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." 3 The letter was as follows : " Chelsea, 16th March, 1759. " DEAR SIR, " I am again your...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1889
...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." pastry. Dr. Johnson maxie her a present of a book which he had bought at Inverness.1 The room had some...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - English literature - 1890 - 526 pages
...supposed, with his owu consent, it appears, from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq., from L>r. Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." The letter was as follows :— ' * Dr. Robert Vansittart, of the ancient and respectable...
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