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" Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life ; for there is in London all that life can afford. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 426
by James Boswell - 1807
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 - 1884 - 173 pages
...the kingdom. — Life. September 30, 1769. Life in When a man is tired of London, he is tired London of life ; for there is in London all that life can afford. — Life. September 20, 1777. Love in A man in London is in less danger of n on falling in love indiscreetly...
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The Red Dragon: The National Magazine of Wales, Volume 7

Giuseppe Mattei, Charles Wilkins (of Merthyr-Tydfil) - Wales - 1885
...the most brilliant men of a brilliant period. Can we now wonder at his confession of faith, that " when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life...for there is in London all that life can afford/' A"o/t omnia possuruus omnes, as Partridge confessed on an embarrassing occasion, and if Johnson ridiculed...
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Lights of Two Centuries

Edward Everett Hale - Artists - 1887 - 603 pages
...with which I relished it on occasional visits might go off, and I might grow tired of it. JOHKSON : " Why, sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who...for there is in London all that life can afford." We walked in the evening in Greenwich (grin' V) Park. He asked me, I suppose by way of trying my disposition,...
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Men, Places, and Things

William Mathews - France - 1887 - 396 pages
...antennae nearly touch Dulwich and Balham. " When a man is tired of London," said Dr. Johnson to Boswell, "he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Charles Lamb used to shed tears in the motley and crowded Strand from fulness of joy at the sight of...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1891 - 1158 pages
...hat one evil, — poverty. Chap. ix. 1777. Employment, sir, and hardships prevent melancholy. Ihid. When a man is tired of London he is tired of life ; for there is in London all that life can afford. ihid. He was so generally civil that nohody thanked him for it. ihid. Goldsmith, however, was a man...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 274

Early English newspapers - 1893
...London if, instead of an occasional visit, he made it his residence. " Why, sir," cried Johnson, " you find no man at all intellectual who is willing...life, for there is in London all that life can afford. A country gentleman should bring his lady to visit London as soon as he can, that they may have agreeable...
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Liberty Review: A Magazine of Politics, Economics, and Sociology..., Volume 24

1908
...set down as evidence of physical and mental disease, since Johnson, with pontifical pomposity, said, "Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of l1fe." As the Times newspaper remarked yesterday : " As for Dr. Johnson, prejudices throve in his mind...
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All the Year Round

1894
...occasion, when Boswell suggested that as a constant résidant he might grow tired of it, exclaimed : " Why, sir, you find no man at all Intellectual who...for there is in London all that life can afford." Notwithstanding which opinion, we find Johnson indulging in a grumblu against certain shortcomings...
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All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal

1894
...Boswell suggested that as a constant resident he might grow tired of it, exclaimed : " Why, sir, yon find no man at all intellectual who is willing to...for there is in London all that life can afford." Notwithstanding which opinion, we find Johnson indulging in a grumble against certain shortcomings...
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The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-time Literature, Volume 1

Bibliography - 1888
...London is not to be conceived but by those who have been in it." " Why, sir, you find no man, who is at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London....when a man is tired of London he is tired of life" (18. C. ii. 123). " The town is my element ; there are my friends, there are my books, to which I have...
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