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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 ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 305
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...you that it was not Dodd's own, because it had a great deal more force of mind in it than any thing 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." JOHNSON. " Sir,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...you that it was not Dodd'e own, because it had a great deal more force of mind in it than any thing 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." Johnson, Sir,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826
...you that it was not Dodd's own, because it had a great deal more force of mind in it than any tiling 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." JOHNSON, " Sir,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...^ou that it was not Dodd's own, because it had a great deal more force of mind in it than any thing entioned a distinguished gentleman of our acquaintance. JOHNSON : " Sir, if it were not a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.' " JOHNSON : "...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1835
...because it had a great deal more force of mind m it than . any thing known to be; his, you answered j — 'Why should you think so? Depend upon it, sir, when...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 History of Junius and His Works: And a Review of the Controversy ...

John Jaques - 1843 - 406 pages
...general style, " Why should you think so?" observed Johnson ; "depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows that he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." " In one point of view," says Sir Philip Francis's advocate, " it seems unfortunate that the Letters...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...you that it was not Dodd's own, because it had a great deal more force of mind in it than anything known to be his, you answered, ' Why should you think...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
...than anything 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
...and resuscitate • Dodd's own, because it had a great deal more force of mind in it than any thing 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." JOHNSON. " Sir,...
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Samuel Johnson

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1878 - 195 pages
...expressed a doubt as to Dodd's power of writing so forcibly, Johnson felt bound not to expose him. " Why should you think so ] Depend upon it, sir, when any man knows he is to bo hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." On another occasion, Johnson expressed...
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