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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, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1900
...did not chuse to continue 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 drest, made...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1901
...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...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned."3 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 - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1901
...months, after which time he got off JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, no man will be a sailor who has COD trivunce enough to get himself into a jail ; for, being in...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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Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1901 - 224 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 Era Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 10

1902
...in Johnson's works, but in Boswell's "Life," under date of March 16, 1759. "No man," said Johnson, "will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." Seventeen years later (March 18, 1776) Boswell records: "He took occasion to enlarge, as he often did,...
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The Era Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 11

1903
...Neb. It is in Boswell's Life. You will find it there under date of March 16, 1759. Johnson said "Xo man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." On this subject he felt keenly and frequently recurred to it. Thus on March 18, 1776. Boswell reports...
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Essay-writing for Schools: A Practical Exposition of the Principles of this ...

Leslie Cope Cornford - English essays - 1903 - 309 pages
...traveller in a malarious country. It is easy enough to understand the opinion of Dr. Johnson : 1 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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Life of Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904
...and much esteemed by Dr. Johnson. 232 THE GREAT CHAM OF LITERATURE [1759 climbing over the wall, but ittle to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain V And at another time, 'A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company V The...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 298

Early English newspapers - 1905
...Johnson hated the sea, as the devil is said to hate holy water. " No man will be a sailor," said he, " who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in jail, with the chance of being drowned." Yet here he was, exposing himself to the tempestuous seas...
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1709-March 18, 1776

James Boswell - 1907
...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...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." J And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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