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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 ... - Seite 162
von James Boswell - 1824
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Band 3

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...do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling a lie, with the addition of breach...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Band 2

James Boswell - 1817
...contributed to the deception ; for when Mr. Seward expressed a doubt to you that it was not Dodd'e own, because it had a great deal more force of mind...do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling a lie, with the addition of breach...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Band 4

James Boswell - 1821
...that Dodd's city friends stood by him so, that a thousand pounds were ready to be given to the gaoler, if he would let him escape. He added, that he knew...do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling a lie, with the addition of breach...
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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...do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling a lie, with the addition of breach...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...you that it was not Dodd's own, because it had a great deal more force of mind in it than any tiling known to be his, you answered, — ' Why should you...pass as his own, while that could do him any good, there was an implied promise that 1 should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 Seiten
...But, Sir, (said I,) you contributed to the deception ; for when Mr. Seward expressed a doubt to ^ou t." I said, it appeared to me that some people had...his pockets." When I quoted this to Beauclerk, who I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling a lie, with the addition of breach...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to ..., Band 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...do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling a lie, with the addition of breach...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the ..., Band 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...do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling a lie, with the addition of breach...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Band 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...do him any good, that was an implied promise that I should not own it. To own it, therefore, would have been telling a lie, with the addition of breach...
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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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