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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. - Page 210
by James Boswell - 1907
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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 . •'- •...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq., from Dr. Smollet, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'.' 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 His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...supposed, but with his o\yn consent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollet, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...ship is 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...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq., from Dr. Smollet, that his master kindly interested himself in procuring...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'.' 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, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pages
...choose to continue 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...ship is 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...
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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
...choose to continue 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...ship is 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...
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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...ship is 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...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...pressed, as had been supposed, but with his own conBent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." And at another time, " A mau in a jxil has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820
...from Dr. Smollett, tjiat his master kindly interested himself in procuring his release from a etate of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost...sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a Ħail ; for being in a ship is being in • jail, with the chance of being drowned," And at another...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...pressed, as has been supposed, but with his own consent, it appears from a letter to John Wilkes, Esq. from Dr. Smollett, that his master kindly interested...ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 3 1 Dr. Robert Vansittart, of the ancient and respectable family of that name in Berkshire....
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