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" There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Pagina 50
door James Boswell - 1821
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 pagina’s
...'Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;' which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson " Q " i( m " victorious through Seotland....venture his life and fortune in the cause, when p I '11 give this boy one. Nay, if a man recommends a boy, and does nothing for him, it is sad work....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pagina’s
...'Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ;' which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him : ' There are few ways in whicli | a man ran be more innocently employed than in getting money." 'The more one thinks of tliii,'...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents:" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him ; " There...Mr. Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, qualify himself for publick employment, by taking the oaths required, left the University without a...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 pagina’s
...man can be more innocently employed than in getting money ;" and added, "The more one thinks of this, the juster it will appear." Mr. Strahan had taken...apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation. Johnson, inquiring 236 JOHNSON AT THE THEATRE. after him, said, " Mr. Strahan, let me have five guineas on account,...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 pagina’s
...himself young as long as he can. Mr. Strahan quoted a capital saying of the Doctor's : " There arcfau ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money;" and added, "The more one thinks of this, the juster it will appear." after him, said, " Mr. Strahan,...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...himself young as long as he can. Mr. Strahan quoted a capital saying of the Doctor's: " There arefnv ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money;" and added, "The more one thinks of this, the juster it will appear." after him, said, " Mr. Strahan,...
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Samuel Johnson

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1878 - 195 pagina’s
...publisher, Strahan. Strahan reminded Johnson of a characteristic remark which he had formerly made, that there are " few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." On another occasion Johnson observed with equal truth, if less originality, that cultivating kindness...
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Common Sense in Business, Or, Practical Answers to Practical Questions on ...

Edwin Troxell Freedley - 1878 - 378 pagina’s
...exercise for those faculties in man that delight in action, or, as Dr. Johnson has expressed it, there arc few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. The merchants and manufacturers of to-day take the place, in their influence upon society, of the knights...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

1880 - 541 pagina’s
...publisher, Strahan. Strahan reminded Johnson of a characteristic remark which he had formerly made, that there are ' ' few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. " On another occasion Johnson observed with equal truth, if less originality, that cultivating kindness...
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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 pagina’s
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents;" which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson in mind of a remark which he had made to him—" There...this," said Strahan, " the juster it will appear." He much disliked all speculative desponding considerations, which tended to discourage men from diligence...
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