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" Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 190
by James Boswell - 1820
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826
...known to be his, you answered, — ' Why should you think so? Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...pass as his own, while that could do him any good, there was an implied promise that 1 should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1835
...to be; his, you answered j — 'Why should you think so? Depend upon it, sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."' JOHNSON. "Sir, as Do(fd got it from me to pass as his own, while thai could do him any good, that waN an implied promise...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1843
...when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.'" JOHNSOK. "Sir, as Dodd got it from me to pass as his own, while that could do him anv good, that wak an implied promise that f snould not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...known to be his, you answered, ' Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.' " [It is stated in Miss Reynolds's " Recollections " and in the "Gentleman's Magazine, v. 47, p. 340,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pages
...known to be his, you answered, " Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." ' Jons SON : ' Sir, as Dodd got it from me to pass at his own, while that could do him any good, that...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...known to be his, you answered, — ' Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...pass as his own, while that could do him any good, there was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...known to be his, you answered, — ' Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...pass as his own, while that could do him any good, there was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

Authors, English - 1880 - 541 pages
...felt bound not to expose him. " Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." On another occasion, Johnson expressed a doubt himself as to whether Dodd had really composed a certain...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1884
...known to be his, you answered,—'Why should you think so? Depend upon it, Sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his...wonderfully.'" JOHNSON. " Sir, as Dodd got it from me'to pass as his own, while that could do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1884
...answered, — 'Why should you think so? Depend upon it, Sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in i fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.' " JOHNSON. " Sir, as Dodd got it from me'to pass as his own, while that could do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should...
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