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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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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922 - 1424 pages
...a book! Job. XLX. 23. 16 My desire is . . written a book. Job. XXXI. 35. . that mine adversary had mmander-vnrChief, June 16, 1775. GAMBLING (See also C SAMUEL JOHNSON — Boswctt's Lafe of Johnson. (1775) is Blest be the hour wherein I bought this book;...
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One Thousand Best Books: The Household Guide to a Lifetime's Reading; a ...

Best books - 1924 - 458 pages
...of Hempftede, on the Lone Island, Called Paumanok by the Red Indians, 1924. TO HWD Tj (J ,~J i ' 3 "A man will turn over half a library to make one book." — SAMUEL JOHNSON. THIS BOOK AND HOW TO USE IT This volume is the fruit of twenty years of living...
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Methods in Commercial Teaching

Jay Wilson Miller - Business education - 1925 - 404 pages
...rise. 2. He was obliged to leave them. 3. Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. 4. A man will turn over half a library to make one book. 5. To err is human; to forgive, divine. • 6. He improved by trying to improve. 7. In order to carry...
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The Fine Art of Writing, for Those who Teach it

Henry Robinson Shipherd - English language - 1926 - 376 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." . . . Yet the labor of preparation is not, after all, more important than that of final revision. The...
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Ask Me Another!: The Question Book

Questions and answers - 1927 - 202 pages
... THE GIFT Mr. and Mrs. ; I • . ' "M \AI ASK ME ANOTHER! The Question Book "A man will turn over half a library to make one book." — SAMUEL JOHNSON. "We'll tell the cock-eyed world." — THE AUTHORS. cftsk (Me eftnotfiev! THE QUESTION...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 9

American literature - 1862 - 884 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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Samuel Johnson & the Impact of Print

Alvin B. Kernan - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 384 pages
...knowledge." To Boswell he stated the dependence of the writer on the books he reads even more forcefully. "The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in...man will turn over half a library to make one book." The great reader was also a collector of books, who wrote a proposal and a number of learned bibliographical...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1988 - 358 pages
...challenge of the times . . . and the problems of his own personal life. m Samuel Johnson once said, "A man will turn over half a library to make one book." Several libraries were turned over, thousands of books and papers were searched, for the material that...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 414 pages
...acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English prime minister The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author, lexicographer All books are either dreams or swords,...
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Word Gloss

James D. O'Donnell - English language - 1990 - 316 pages
...is the work of countless previous authors, encyclopaedists and lexicographers. When Dr Johnson said: 'A man will turn over half a library to make one book' one would surely be forgiven for assuming that he — great dictionarymaker that he was — was thinking...
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