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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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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

Authors, English - 1880 - 541 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...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
...because it had a great deal more force of mind in it than anything known to be his, you answered,—'Why should you think so? Depend upon it, Sir, when any...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
...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...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...
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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 pages
...Boswell. " I shall suffer them to do it corporeally, if they can find a tree to do it upon." When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. Being in company with one who thought fit to maintain Berkeley's ingenious philosophy that nothing...
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Samuel Johnson

Leslie Stephen - Authors, English - 1887 - 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...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1887
...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1887
...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, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1888
...try 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - English literature - 1890 - 526 pages
...you that it was not Dodd's own, because it had a great deal more force of mind in Ħt than anything phe, and he was for the moment not only serious but vehement. Yet I have heard him, a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, ĦI concentrates his mind wonderfully.' " JOHNSON :...
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English Men of Letters: Pope, by Leslie Stephen, 1900; Johnson by Leslie ...

1900
...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...be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfolly." On another occasion, Johnson expressed a doubt himself as to whether Dodd had really...
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