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" No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. "
Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished Persons - Page 153
by Walter Scott - 1834
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...choose to continue in it longer than nine months, after which time he got off. JOHNSON. 'Why, Sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get himself into 1 ' From him we first heard of the general dissatisfaction which is now driving the Highlanders into...
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The Manual of Liberty, Or, Testimonies in Behalf of the Rights of Mankind ...

Civil rights - 1795 - 406 pages
...chuse to continue in it longer than nine monthi, after which time he got off. — Johnson. " Why, Sir, no man will " be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get <t himself into a jail ; for, being in a ship is being ** in a jail with the chance of being drowned.'?....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 8 And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...longer than nine months." " Sir, I should rather wonder he staid «o long, if he coulii help it — no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get into a jail, for being in a ship is being ia ••*' a jail, with the chance of being drowned." SIR...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, " No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." 8 And at another time, " A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1807 - 460 pages
...choose to continue in it longer than nine months, after which time he got off— JOHNSON. " "Why, sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." We had tea in the afternoon, and our landlord's daughter, a modest civil girl, very neatly drest, made...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1810 - 414 pages
...choose to continue in it longer than nine months, after which time he got off. — Johnson. " Why, sir, no man will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." We had tea in the afternoon, and our landlord's daughter, a modest civil girl, very neatly drest, made...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...procuring his release from a state of life which he regarded with abhorrence. " No man," he said, " will be a sailor, who has contrivance enough to get...being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." f It appears from Smollett's correspondence with Mr Wilkes, that " the great Cham of literature was...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...procuring his release from a state of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance...chance of being drowned." And at another time, " A mau in a jxil has more room, better food, and commonly better company." The letter was as follows:...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...procuring his release from a etate of life of which Johnson always expressed the utmost abhorrence. He said, "No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a ¡ail ; for being in a ship is being in • jail, with the chance of being drowned," And at another...
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