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" No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. "
The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with ... - Page 289
1871
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...would have been happy to hear of this." ' Ante, iii. 183. a jail ; August 31.] Cockers ARITHMETIC. 157 a jail ; for, being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned1.' We had tea in the afternoon, and our landlord's daughter, a modest civil girl, very neatly...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...get himfelf into a jail ; for being in a fhip is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned8." And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company9." " Dr. Robert Vanfittart, of the ancient and refpectable family of thafname in Berkfhire....
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The Manual of Liberty: Or, Testimonies in Behalf of the Rights of Mankind ...

Liberty - 1795 - 406 pages
...he got off. — Johnson. " Why, Sir, no man will " be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get <t himself into a jail ; for, being in a ship is being...** in a jail with the chance of being drowned.'?. ?r Bower t Tour to tbe Hebrides, . rjr. ... . ^ : , KAVAL DESrOTISM. 37! 01 . •'- • " ' ft.,...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself...room, better food, and commonly better company'.' The letter was as follows: — 'Chelsea, March 16, 1759. •DEAR SIR, ' I am again your petitioner,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, ' No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself...room, better food, and commonly better company'.' The letter was as follows: — •Chelsea, March 16, 1759. 'DEAR SIR, ' I am again your petitioner,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 8 And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 8 And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1810 - 414 pages
...in it longer than nine months, after which time he got off. — Johnson. " Why, sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get himself...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." We had tea in the afternoon, and our landlord's daughter, a modest civil girl, very neatly drest, made...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...procuring his release from a state of life which he regarded with abhorrence. " No man," he said, " will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get himself...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." f It appears from Smollett's correspondence with Mr Wilkes, that " the great Cham of literature was...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself...chance of being drowned." And at another time, " A mau in a jxil has more room, better food, and commonly better company." The letter was as follows:...
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