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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 263
by James Boswell - 1835
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1821
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnssn in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; " There...Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, and I'll give this boy one. Nay, if a man recommends a boy, and does nothing for him, it is sad work. Call...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 3

James Boswell - 1821
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnssn in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; " There...Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, and I'll give this boy one. Nay, if a man recommends a boy, and does nothing for him, it is sad work. Call...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed, Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him — "...which a man can be more innocently employed than in geting money." " The more one thinks of this," said Strahan, " the juster it will appear." He disliked...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ; " which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; "There...appear." Mr. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the countiy as an apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation. Johnson having enquired after him, said, "...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1824
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; " There...money." " The more one thinks of this (said Strahan), thejuster it will appear." Mr. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the country as an apprentice, upon...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 352 pages
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; " There...of this (said Strahan), the juster it will appear." Talking of expence, Johnson observed with what munificence a great merchant will spend his money, both...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him : " There...apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation. Johnson having enquired after him, said, " Mr. Strahan, let me of abjuration, profligately boasted, that he had framed...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind uf holar ; but her learning is that of a schoolboy in...this couple. Mr. Thrale was tall, well proportioned, M r. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the country as an apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation....
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; " There..." The more one thinks of this (said Strahan,) the iuster it will appear." Mr. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the country as an apprentice, upon Johnson's...
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The Literary world, conducted by J. Timbs, Volume 3

John Timbs - 1840
...Old Mr. Strahan, the printer, (the founder of his typarchical dynasty,) said to Dr. Johnson, that " there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money;" and he added, that "the more one thinks of this, the juster it will appear." Johnson agreed with him....
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