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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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Life of Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904
...Small certainties are the bane of men of talents ; ' which Johnson confirmed. Mr. Strahan put Johnson 1 ~ { ʗ $z ܴ M A P J 2fԨ y ~ J , y 6q k p "QV enquired after him, said, ' Mr. Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, and I'll give this boy...
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England and the English from an American Point of View

Price Collier - 1909 - 434 pagina’s
...bishop is confused, and concludes, as do all Englishmen, that Doctor Johnson was right when he said that "there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." They spend four pounds sterling per head for drink, or some $750,000,000 a year, and in the year 1906-7...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: Together with a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1910
...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, The question concerning the morality of taking oaths, of whatevw kind, imposed by the prevailing power...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 pagina’s
...of The Hypocrite justly applicable to the Methodists, but it was very applicable to the Nonjurors.' Mr. Strahan had taken a poor boy from the country...apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation. Johnson having enquired after him, said, 'Mr. Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, and I'll give this boy...
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Boswell's Johnson: The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1923 - 343 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...apprentice, upon Johnson's recommendation. Johnson having enquired after him, said, "Mr. Strahan, let me have five guineas on account, and I'll give this boy...
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Doctor Johnson: A Play

Alfred Edward Newton - 1923 - 120 pagina’s
...His time is, I suppose, largely spent in making money. Dr. JOHNSON. It is, sir, and there are indeed few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in making money. Mr. BOSWELL. He might devote himself to literature. Dr. JOHNSON. Dr. JOHNSON. For his...
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Society as Text: Essays on Rhetoric, Reason, and Reality

Richard Harvey Brown - 1987 - 252 pagina’s
...avarice became acumen; sloth, leisure; and pride, ambition: so much so that Samuel Johnson could say. "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. A religious vocabulary of passions had been replaced by a commercial vocabulary of interests. A similar...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 pagina’s
...is like muck, not good except it be spread. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author, lexicographer Men who make money rarely saunter; men...
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Money and the Morality of Exchange

Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch, Cambridge University Press - 1989 - 276 pagina’s
...conducting affairs than 'passions' of a more bellicose nature. With Dr Johnson's pronouncement that 'there are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money', it becomes a positively harmless pastime. Indeed, as the most dogged and persistent of passions, it...
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If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise

Donald N. McCloskey, Deirdre N. McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics History English and Communication Deirdre N McCloskey - 1990 - 180 pagina’s
...greed. Again: The morality of the almighty dollar is not the worst of moralities. Dr. Johnson said, "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently...of this, [said Strahan] the juster it will appear" (Boswell 1949 [1791], 532; 27 March 1775). So it has appeared in the long conversation after 1775....
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