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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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Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1890 - 278 pages
...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 any one's spirit would die out: under such an accumulation of darkness, noisomeness,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1891
...said, " Here's our friend. The poor doctor would have been happy to hear of this." ' Ante, iii. 183. a jail ; for, being in a ship is 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 drest,,...
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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
...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 maxle her a present of a book which he had bought at Inverness.1 The room had some...
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Virginibus Puerisque: And Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1893 - 278 pages
...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 any one's spirit would die out under such an accumulation of darkness, noisomeness,...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 13

Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, William Ernest Henley - 1895
...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 any one's spirit would die out under such an accumula112 tion of darkness, noisomeness,...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...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 any one's spirit would die out under such an accumula:J tion of darkness, noisomeness^...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson: Virginibus puerisque ...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...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 any one's spirit would die out under such an accumulation of darkness, noisomeness,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1900
...than Johnson's Ğd to Garrick, whose comfort was certainly excellent advice. Garrick not merely sent he has refused me. And I have clapped my hands till...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. "b And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."*...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1900
...much esteemed by Dr. Johnson. B. He was Professor of Civil Law at Oxford, and Recorder of Windsor. state of life of which Johnson always expressed the...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned " (Journal of a 'Tour to the Hebrides). And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1900 - 726 pages
...from Dr Smollett, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring his release from a state ot Then they differ as to the Church. The Tory is not...mankind : the Whig is for limiting and watching the J And at another time, "A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." §...
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