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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.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1848
...in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, before, &c." — HARWOOD. HICHAEL FA.THEH OF D1? SW; JOHNSOS. son in mind of a remark which he had made to him :...man can be more innocently employed than in getting mone"-" " The more one thinks of this," said Strahan, " the juster it will appear." Mr. Strahan had...
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Doctor Johnson: his religious life and his death...

Robert Armitage - Authors, English - 1850 - 539 pages
...by an idle or worthless person. Mr. Strahan, the printer, had taken a poor hoy from the country on Johnson's recommendation. Johnson, having inquired...Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, and I'll give this hoy one. Nay, if a man recommends a hoy, and does nothing for him, it is sad work. Call...
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Bombay Quarterly Review, Volume 1, Issue 1

India - 1855
...temperate, sensible, and trustworthy nation. We give our full adhesion to Dr. Johnson's aphorism : " Sir, there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in making money." But it must be confessed that money affairs are not amusing as a subject of conversation...
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Things to be Remembered in Daily Life: With Personal Experiences and ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1863 - 262 pages
...Old Mr. Strahan, the printer (the founder of the typarchical dynasty), said to Dr. Johnson, that " there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than getting money;" and he added, that " the more one thinks of this, the juster it will appear." Johnson...
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Shadows of the Old Booksellers

Charles Knight - Booksellers and bookselling - 1865 - 320 pages
...Johnson's House in Gough Square. Boswell has a pleasing anecdote arising out of this propinquity : — " Mr. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the country...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 Great Schools of England: An Account of the Foundation, Endowments

Howard Staunton - Endowed public schools (Great Britain) - 1865 - 517 pages
...Sutton thus far appears but to have traversed with persevering diligence the beaten road to riches. " There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money," says Dr. Johnson, but a wiser moralist has warned us that " he who maketh haste to be rich shall not...
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The Doctor, &c, Volume 1

Robert Southey - 1865 - 694 pages
...the printer (the founder of his typarchical dynasty) saiil to Dr. Johnson, that " there are fiaw wnys 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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British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review: Or, Quarterly ..., Volume 43

Medicine - 1869
...Practice of Medicine in the University of Glasgow. Pp. 47. Glasgow, 1868. DR. JOHNSON'S saying, that " there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money," though it had perhaps a touch of satire in it, was meant on the whole in earnest, and is a sound one...
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Discourse on the Life and Character of George Peabody: Delivered ...

Severn Teackle Wallis - 1870 - 60 pages
...but that of contracting. When old Strahan, the printer, recalled to Dr. Johnson a remark of his, that "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money," he added, and with entire unconsciousness of the force of what he was saying, that "the more one thinks...
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Thoughts for times and seasons

John Timbs - 1872
...too late : Lose not the Queene ; for, ten to one. If she be lost, the game is gone." MONEY-MAKING. There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money ; and the more one thinks of this, the juster it will appear. SIGNS OF GOOD TIMES. The parts and signs...
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