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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.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1889
...Wives, two allowed to the Landgrave of Hesse, 182. Worthington, Dr., a Welsh clergyman, 386. Writing, a man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it, 25. Wynne, Mrs. Glynn, sings Welsh songs to Johnson, 392. • Sir Thomas, Lord Newborough, 3S9 n. Yesterday....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1889
...Wives, two allowed to the Landgrave of Hesse, 182. Worthington, Dr., a Welsh clergyman, 386. Writing, a man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it, 25. Wynne, Mrs. Glynn, sings Welsh songs to Johnson, 392. Sir Thomas, Lord Newborough, 3S9 n. Yesterday....
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - Citations anglaises - 1889 - 701 pages
...respectable householders. 318 Douylas Jerrold : Specimens of Jerrold' s Wit. The Perils of Authorship. A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it. 319 Johnson: Bo.iwell's Life, of Johnson. V. 40. (George Kirkbeck Hill, Editor, 1887.) An author and...
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Select Essays of Dr. Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English essays - 1889 - 259 pages
...Rambler. He is also wrong in asserting that Friday was one of the days on which the paper was published. man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it.' " l He left himself no time for correction. "Almost all his Ramblers " were written (he said) just...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - Citations anglaises - 1889 - 701 pages
...respectable householders. 318 Douglus Jerrold : Specimens of .ferrold's Wit. The Perils of Authorship. A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly toit. 319 Johnson : Boswell's Life of Johnson. V. 40. (George Birkbeck Hill, Editor, 1887.) An author...
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Secretary's Report, Issue 3

Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1878 - 1892
...The Secretary asks for ' the titles of any books or pamphlets written, and a description of them.' ' A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it,' says Johnson, — but to publish . . . that is altogether another thing. Here I have ' a trunkfull...
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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
...Wives, two allowed to the Landgrave of Hesse, 182. Worthington, Dr., a Welsh clergyman, 386. Writing, a man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it, 25. Wynne, Mrs. Glvnn, sings Welsh songs to Johnson, 392. Sir Thomas, Lord Newborough, 3S9 n. Yesterday....
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Secretary's Report, Issue 3

Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1878 - 1892
...The Secretary asks for ' the titles of any books or pamphlets written, and a description of them.' ' A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it,' says Johnson, — but to publish . . . that is altogether another thing. Here I have ' a trunkfull...
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The '93s' Class Book

Yale University. Sheffield Scientific School. Class of 1893 - 1893 - 132 pages
...search of true literary genius must pass quickly on to other writings. Dr. Jonson very truly remarks, " A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it." Hence, in seeking the literary ability of any set of writers the quality only, and not the quantity,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1900 - 726 pages
...strong confirmation of the truth of a remark of his, which I have had occasion to quote elsewhere, \ entleman proposed after you, was rejected. I thank...but wish he were not so fine. I will take care of lo, by Miss Mulso, now Mrs Chapone; No. 30, by Mrs Catherine Talbot; No. 97, by Mr Samuel Richardson,...
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