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" Sir, the life of a parson, of a conscientious clergyman, is not easy*. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than he is able to maintain. I would rather have Chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls. No, Sir,... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 235
by James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
...feveral others, and lived comfortably." — JOHNSON. " Sir, the life of a parfon, of a confeientious clergyman, is not eafy. I have always confidered a...do I envy the clergyman who makes it an eafy life." In one of his Journals was found the following feheme of life for Sunday : " Having lived (as he with...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...ably."—JOHNSON. " Sir, the life of a parson, of a conscientious clergyman, is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than...is able to maintain. I would rather have chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls. No, Sir, I do not envy a clergyman's life as an easy life,...
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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 3

1825
...this memorable reply : " The life of a conscientious clergyman is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than he is able to maintain. No, Sir, I do not envy a clergyman's life as an easy life; nor do I envy the clergyman who makes it...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1816
...JOHNSON. " Sir, the life of a parson, of a conscientious clergyman, is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than...is able to maintain. I would rather have Chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls. No, Sir, I do not envy a clergyman's life as an easy life,...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...JOHNSON. " Sir, the life of a parson, of a conscientious clergyman, is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than...is able to maintain. I would rather have chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls. No, Sir, I do not envy a clergyman's life as an easy life,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...Johnson. Sir the life of a parson, of a conscientious clergyman, is not easy. I have alway« considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than he is able to maintain. 1 would rather have Chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls. No, Sir, I do not envy a clergyman's...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...great but by comparison. Sir, it is amaring how little literature there is in the world." VOL. III. t X larger family than he is able to maintain. I would rather have Chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls. No, Sir, I do not envy a clergyman's life as an easy life,...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 46

1845
...Johnson's observation — "The life of a clergyman," says he, " is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than he is able to maintain. I do not envy a clergyman's life as an easy life, nor do I envy the clergyman who makes it an easy life."...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1825 - 352 pages
...J. " Sir, the life of a parson, of a conscientious clergyman, is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than...is able to maintain. I would rather have chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls. No, sir, I do not envy a clergyman's life as an easy life,...
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The Christian Advocate, Volume 3

1825
...this memorable reply. "The life of a conscientiotis clergyman is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than he is able to maintain. No, sir, 1 do not envy a clergyman's life, as an easy life; nor do 1 envy the clergyman who makes it...
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