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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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United Service Magazine and Naval Military Journal, Part 2

Military art and science - 1844 - 660 pages
...Doctor Johnson has told us that — " the greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, is order to write ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book." We may therefore conclude, that as we have ocular proof of our becoming a writing Service, we are also...
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The Ladies' Companion

Women's periodicals, English - 1866
...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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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1851 - 326 pages
...Carte's History ?" JOHNSON : " Yes, Sir, when a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. 1 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 Illustrated Magazine, Volumes 21-22

Literature - 1866 - 760 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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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856 - 374 pages
...Reiteration, — Buckingham. MDXXXVIL 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. MDXXXVIIL Nothing is so great an instance of ill manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 105

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1859 - 584 pages
...to Boswell is decisive. ' When a man,' he said, ' 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.' If, however, he did not complete his compositions before he put them upon paper, he was gathering fresh...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volumes 105-106

1859
...to Boswell is decisive. ' When a man,' he said, 1 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.' If, however, he did not complete his compositions before he put them upon paper, he was gathering fresh...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 105

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1859 - 750 pages
...to Boswell is decisive. ' When a man,' he said, ' 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.' If, however, he did not complete his compositions before he put them upon paper, he was gathering fresh...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 105

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1859 - 578 pages
...to Boswell is decisive. ' When a man,' he said, ' 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.' If, however, he did not complete his compositions before he put them upon paper, he was gathering fresh...
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Companion to English Grammar ...

Jacob Lowres - 1862 - 188 pages
...book. — Johnson. Analysis. 1. When a man writes from his own mind 2. Ue writes very rapidly : 3. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write; 4. A man will turn over half a library to make one book. Adv. sentence to 2nd clause : time. Prin....
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