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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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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the ...

Marcus Rediker - History - 1989 - 322 pages
...captured merchantmen as volunteers, for reasons suggested by Dr. Samuel Johnson's observation that "no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in jail with the chance of being drowned. ... A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...conveying to all habitable places death, pox and drunkenness. Ned Ward (1667-1731) English humorous writer 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. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)...
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The Life of Captain James Cook

J. C. Beaglehole - Biography & Autobiography - 1992 - 760 pages
...value Dr Johnson's reflections on the sailor's life in general, that no man would be a sailor, who had contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; 'for,...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'. Men enough went to sea to give the lie to that remark; the merchant service at least was adequately...
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The Story of the Voyage: Sea-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England

Philip Edwards - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 244 pages
...pressed into the Navy and had managed to get his release after nine months. Johnson said, 'Why, sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'.12 It was this extraordinary jail, cramped and crowded, with livestock on deck and sick men...
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The "Lower Sort": Philadelphia's Laboring People, 1750-1800

Billy Gordon Smith - Business & Economics - 1994 - 249 pages
...Hamburg.12 Most people did not hold the life of a common mariner in high esteem. As Samuel Johnson observed, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in jail with the chance of being drowned. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better...
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The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne: The Elegies

John Donne, Gary A. Stringer - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 1046 pages
...is a ship but a prison?") in The Anatomy of Melancholy (pan 2, sect. 3,memb. 4} and Samuel Johnson ("No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned") in Boswell's Life of Johnson (ed. Powell [1934], 1:348) (130). 22 that wears like to fall, SMITH (1971):...
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Calf's Head & Union Tale: Labor Yarns at Work and Play

Archie Green - Humor - 1996 - 283 pages
...abhorrent sea duty. Biographer James Boswell used this action to report Johnson s view of maritime life: "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned" (Boswell [1791], vol. 1, 348). On a tour of the Hebrides in 1773, Johnson repeated this sentiment to...
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Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

Cook Inlet Historical Society, Anchorage Museum of History and Art - History - 1997 - 220 pages
...eighteenth-century embodiment of wit and intelligence, Dr. Samuel Johnson, should have said of a nautical vocation, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.2 There were positive features, however, to seafaring, especially for a sailor in a British...
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Double Ghosts: Oceanian Voyagers on Euroamerican Ships

David A. Chappell - Technology & Engineering - 1997 - 231 pages
...vice than reformatories." Yet Samuel Johnson claimed, "No man will be a sailor who has the contrivance to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned. ... A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company." Old hands taught neophytes...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...BLACKSTONE, (1723-1780) British jurist. Commentaries on the Laws of England, bk. 1 , ch. 1 3 (1 765-1 769). into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.... A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company. SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1 709-1 784)...
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