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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 Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 158 pages
...probability which we discover. Providence gives the power, of which reason teaches the use. AUTHORSHIP. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book. SPEAKING IN PUBLIC. We must not estimate a man's powers by his being able or not able to deliver his...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1868 - 828 pages
...go to the devil where he is known. Ibid. An. 1773. Was ever poet so trusted before ! Ibid. An. 1774. A man will turn over half a library to make one book. Ibid. An. 1775. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Ibid. An. 1775. The potentiality of growing...
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Atlantic Essays

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - American essays - 1871 - 374 pages
...accumulated three folio volumes of notes. "The greater part of an author's time," said Dr. Johnson, " is spent in reading in order to write ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book." Unhappily, with these riches comes the chance of being crushed by them, of which the agreeable Roman...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 622 pages
...write nine volumes in folio, of an ordinary size and print.' BOSWELL : ' Such as Carte's History t ' JOHNSON : 'Yes, sir, when a man writes from his own...office. JOHNSON : ' Hale, sir, attended to other things besides law : he left a great estate.' BosWKLL : ' That was because what he got accumulated without...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...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,...an instance of a perfect Judge, who devoted himself • Johnson certainly did, who had a mind stored with knowledge, and teeming with imagery ; but the...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 890 pages
...he is known. Boswell's Life of Johnson. An. 1775. Was ever poet so trusted before ! Ibid. An. 1774. A man will turn over half a library to make one book. ibid. An. 1775. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Ibid. An. 1775. Knowledge is of two kinds....
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Wisdom and genius of dr. Samuel Johnson, selected from his prose writings by ...

Samuel Johnson, William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 346 pages
...from his own mind, he writes very rapidly : the greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book. The great source of pleasure is variety. Uniformity must tire at last, though it be the uniformity...
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Literary curiosities and eccentricities, in prose and verse, ed. by W.A ...

Literary curiosities - 1876 - 332 pages
...indulgence from them. — Chesterfield. 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. I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide ; for the man is efficiently destroyed, though...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883 - 942 pages
...before ? An. 1774. Attack is the reaction ; I never think I have hit hard unless it rebounds. Ibid. A man will turn over half a library to make one book. An. 1775. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Ibid. Hell is paved with good intentions.1...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1884 - 634 pages
...may play a little at cards for his amusement ; but he is not to play at marbles, or chuck farthings in the Piazza. No, Sir, there is no profession to...his office. JOHNSON. " Hale, Sir, attended to other 1 Johnson certainly did, who had a mind stored with knowledge, and teeming with imagery ; but the observation...
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