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" I once wrote for a magazine : I made a calculation, that if I should write but a page a day, at the same rate, I should, in ten years, write nine volumes in folio, of an ordinary size and print. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 114
by James Boswell - 1922
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 370 pages
...as Carte's History?"— J. " Yes, sir. When a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book." Mr. Boswell argued warmly against the judges trading, and mentioned Hale as an instance of a perfect...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826 - 430 pages
...Carte's History?" JOHNSON. "Yes, sir. . When a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly". The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...office. JOHNSON. " Hale, sir, attended to other things besides law : he left a great estate." BOSWELL. " That was because what he got accumulated without...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 1

Laconics - 1829 - 390 pages
...Restoration. — Buckingham. MDXXXVII. When a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly: the greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book. — Johnson. MDxxxvm. Nothing is so great an instance of ill manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 354 pages
...Restoration. — Buckingham. MDXXXV1I. When a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly: the greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book. — Johnson. MDXXXVIn. Nothing is so great an instance of ill manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831 - 584 pages
...Carte's History ?' " JOHNSON. " Yes, sir ; when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly l. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...office. JOHNSON. " Hale, sir, attended to other things besides law ; he left a great estate." BOSWELL. " That was because what he got accumulated without...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1831 - 690 pages
...Carte's History?'" JOHNSON. "Yes, sir; when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly '. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...office. JOHNSON. " Hale, sir, attended to other things besides law ; he left a great estate." BOSWELL. " That was because what he got accumulated without...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1835 - 376 pages
...History?'" JOHNSON. "Yes, Sir ; when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. ( ' ) The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...office. JOHNSON. " Hale, Sir, attended to other things besides law ; he left a great estate." BOSWELL. " That was because what he got accumulated without...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1835 - 366 pages
...Carte's History?'" JOHNSON. " Yes, Sir; when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. (') The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...office. JOHNSON. " Hale, Sir, attended to other things besides law; he left a great estate." BOSWELL. " That was because what he got accumulated without any...
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The Legal Observer, Or, Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 11

Law - 1836 - 596 pages
...work but for a small proportion of his time ; a great deal of his occupation is merely mechanical.' I argued warmly against the judges trading, and mentioned...Johnson. — ' Hale, Sir, attended to other things besides law : he left a great estate.' Boswell. — 'That was because what he got accumulated without...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance

Fashion - 1866 - 856 pages
...quarries. Johnson declared (putting the thing perhaps too mechanically), " The greater part of an author's time is spent in reading in order to write : a man will turn over half a library to make one book." Addison collected three folios of materials before publishing the first number of the " Spectator."...
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