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" Somebody talked of happy moments for composition, and how a man can write at one time and not at another. "Nay," said Dr Johnson, "a man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 171
by James Boswell - 1799
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere, of firmness which he has, and might be turned out...Robert Walpole was : so that he may think it more for n No. 10, by Miss Mulso, now Mrs. Chapone; No. ИО, by Mrs. Catharine Talbot ; No. !7, by Mr....
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1831
...for composition, and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. " Nay," said Dr. Johnson, " a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly' to it." /. • iiii . iii Hcbrid. I here began to indulge old Scottish sentiments, and to express a warm regret,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere, that " a man may write at any time, if he will set himself IB Aug. doggedly to it ;" for, notwithstanding his consti- 1773' tutional indolence, his depression...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1831
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere, that " a man may write at any time, if he will set himself IG Aug. doggedly to it ;" for, notwithstanding his consti- 1773tutional indolence, his depression of...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1831
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere, that " a man may write at any time, if he will set himself ic Ang. doggedly to it;" for, notwithstanding his consti- l773tutional indolence, his depression of...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...composition, and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. " Nay," *id Dr. Johnson, " a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly 2 to it" I here began to indulge old Scottish sentiment*, and to express a warm regret, that, by our...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16, Issue 2

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
...for composition, and how a man can write at one time and not at another. " Nay," said Dr. Johnson, " a man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it." Johnson told us, almost all his Ramblers were written just as they were wanted for the press; that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...for composition, and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. " Nay," said Dr. Johnson, " mountain, which I observed resembled a cone, he corrected my a to it." I here began to indulge old Scottish sentiments, and to express a warm regret, that, by our...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Biography - 1846
...for composition, and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. " Nay," said Dr. Johnson, " a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly ~ to it." I here began to indulge old Scottish sentiments, and to express a warm regret, that, by our union with...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Volume 3

Theology - 1847
...writing. It cost him severe self-denial and effort to put pen to paper. Dr. Johnson used to say, a man can write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it. All that a mind like Johnson's or Foster's needed was the first dogged effort, and then the intellectual...
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