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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, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 152
by James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1816
...thing known to be his, you answered, — ' Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, Sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates...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 not own...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...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...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 not own...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...more force of mind in it than any thing known to be his, you answered, — Why should you think »o ? Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be banged in a fortnight, it concentrate» hi* mind wonderfully." Johnson, Sir, ая Dodd got it from...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...any thing known to be his, you answered,—-' Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, Sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates...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 not own...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...more force of mind in it than any tiling known to be his, you answered, — ' Why should you think so? Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be...wonderfully." JOHNSON, " Sir, as Dodd got it from me to pass as his own, while that could do him any good, there was an implied promise that 1 should not own...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 pages
...more force of mind in it than any thing known to be his, you answered, — * Why should you think so ? : " Sir, if it were not for the notion of immortality,...his pockets." When I quoted this to Beauclerk, who pass as his own, while that could do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should not own...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1831
...any thing known to be his, you answered,—' Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates...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 not own...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1831
...thing known to be his, you answered, — ' Why should you think so ? Depend upon it, sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates...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 not own...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1835
...any think known to be his, you answered, — ' Why should you think so? Depend upon it, Sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates...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 not own...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...thing known to be; his, you answered j — 'Why should you think so? Depend upon it, sir, when any man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."' JOHNSON. "Sir, as Do(fd got it from me to pass as his own, while thai could do him any good, that waN an implied promise...
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