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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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Thoughts that Inspire, Volume 1

Maxims - 1905 - 330 pages
...— SAVILLE. A man who dares waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. — DARWIN. A man will turn over half a library to make one book. — JOHNSON. A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. — HOLMES. A noble life, crowned...
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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - Quotations - 1906 - 338 pages
...JOHNSON (1700-84) Preceded by " 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 in order to write ; a man " &c. ( Boswell, Life of Johnson, 1775, ed. 1824, vol ' ii, p. 322.) Amazing-, amazing glory ! I am...
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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - Quotations - 1906 - 434 pages
...(1722, p. 28) In this account the pun is stated to have been made by DAKIF.L PURCELL (c. 1660-1717.) A man will turn over half a library to make one book. DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-84) Preceded by " Yes, sir, when a man writes from his own mind, he writes...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: Together with a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1910 - 544 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,...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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Dickens and the Drama: Being an Account of Charles Dickens's Connection with ...

Shafto Justin Adair Fitz-Gerald - Authors and theater - 1910 - 284 pages
...'assail, KA, By permission of David Allen &• Sons, Ltd. INTRODUCTION DR. JOHNSON very aptly said, " A man will turn over half a library to make one book." With regard to the compilation of " Dickens and the Drama," I may say that I have consulted some hundreds...
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Historic Paxton Her Days And her Ways

Helen Bruce Wallace - 1913 - 314 pages
...exactly how she does it, that every woman — or man either — who will, may find joy in a garden too. "A man will turn over half a library, to make one book" : a woman will turn over the library, but she will also go to her friends. Eight here I would thank...
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Incorrect Distances: Poems

Tracy Philpot - Poetry - 1913 - 326 pages
...P, b2 j^ u. t- v^ <u <u."ti ou rt^J^ O.'ti.^.ti.ti 4>C 1 Jo • ? ,1 if 5J k ft I i : i, -3 a I A man will turn over half a library to make one book. — Dr. Johnson. > Chapter 16 : . SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY. The following references are limited, first...
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The Green Bag, Volume 26

Horace Williams Fuller, Sydney Russell Wrightington, Arthur Weightman Spencer, Thomas Tileston Baldwin - Law - 1914 - 614 pages
...from several hundred authoritative sources. In the words of Mr. Wyer's apt quotation from Dr. Johnson, "a man will turn over half a library to make one book." He has turned over with great industry what appears to be a very large library. In so doing he has...
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boswell's life of johnson

charles grosvenor osgood - 1917 - 606 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,...man will turn over half a library to make one book.' We spoke of Rolt, to whose Dictionary of Commerce Dr. Johnson wrote the Preface. JOHNSON. 'Old Gardner...
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English Literature

Thomas Ernest Rankin, Wilford Merton Aikin - English literature - 1917 - 518 pages
...work is illustrative of bluff old Doctor Johnson's statement that " 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." Few men have read more than Macaulay did, and perhaps no man ever had a better memory. The rest of...
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