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" Somebody talked of happy moments for composition, and how a man can write at one time and not at another. "Nay," said Dr Johnson, "a man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it. "
Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ... - Page 235
by James Boswell - 1799
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...for composition ; and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. ' Nay, (said Dr. Johnson,) a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly* to it.' I here began to indulge old Scottish ' sentiments, and to face upon the streets was at once remarked,...
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The Bee, Or Literary Intelligencer, Volume 8

James Anderson - 1792
...the right owner. If a single woman is li-i centious, you will rarely find her faithful in mar* riage. A man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it. "fo be continued. VERSES ON HAPPINESS. Far the Bee. T. s there a man who ne'er has sorrow known, Nor...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pages
...composition ; and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. — " Nay, (said Dr. Johnson) a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly* to it." I here began to indulge old Scottish sentiments, and to express a warm regret, that, by our Union with...
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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
...composition ; and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. — " Nay (said Dr. Johnson) a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it." 1 here begun to indulge old Scottish sentiments, and to express a warm regret, that, by our Union with...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1813 - 460 pages
...composition ; and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. — " Nay, (said Dr. Johnson) a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly* to it." I here began to indulge old Scottish sentiments, and to express a warm regret, that, by our Union with...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere, that " a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly toit;" for, notwithstanding his coustitutional indolence, his depression of spirits, and his labour...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere,6 that " a man may write at any time, if he will set...carrying on his Dictionary, he answered the stated calls Moore had undertaken. Garrick proposed the Sattad, which, by a curious coincidence, was afterwards...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1822
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere,6 that " a man may write at any time, if he will set...carrying on his Dictionary, he answered the stated calls Moore had undertaken. Garrick proposed the Sallad, which, by a curious coincidence, was afterwards...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - 1834
...for composition, and how a man can write at one time and not at another. " Nay," said Dr. Johnson, " a man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it." Johnson told us, almost all his Ramblers were written just as they were wanted for the press ; that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere, of firmness which he has, and might be turned out...Robert Walpole was : so that he may think it more for n No. 10, by Miss Mulso, now Mrs. Chapone; No. ИО, by Mrs. Catharine Talbot ; No. !7, by Mr....
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