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" When I was running about this town a very poor fellow, I was a great arguer for the advantages of poverty; but I was, at the same time, very sorry to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, show it to be evidently... "
Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ... - Page 149
by Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...was, at the fame time, very forry to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought to reprefcnt poverty as no evil, fhew it to be evidently a great...labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune. — So you hear people talking how miferable a king muft be; and yet they...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...evidently a great evil. You never find people labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune. — So you hear people talking...muft be; and yet they all wifh to be in his place." x It was fuggefted that kings muft be unhappy, becaufe they are deprived of the greateft of all fatisfactions,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...very sorry to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, shew it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people...labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune. — So you hear people talking how miserable a King must be ; and yet(they...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...very sorry to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, shew it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people...labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune. — So you hear people talking how miserable a King must be ; and yet they...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...very sorry to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, shew it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people...labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune. — So you hear people talking how miserable a King must be ; and yet they...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...very sorry to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, shew it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people...plentiful fortune. So you hear people talking how miserable a king must be; and yet they all wish to be in his place." It was suggested, that kings must...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...JE^ to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought 54.' to represent poverty as no evil, shew it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people...labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.—So you hear people talking how miserable a King must be; and yet they all...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...very sorry to be poor. Sir, all the argumente which are brought to represent poverty as uo evil, shew it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people...labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune. — So you hear people talking how miserable a King must be; and yet they...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...very sorry to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, shew it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people...plentiful fortune. So you hear people talking how miserable a king must be; and yet they all wish to be in his place." It was suggested, that kings must...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...very sorry to be poor. Sir, all the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, show it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people...labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune. So you hear people talking how miserable a king must be ; and yet they all...
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