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No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company.

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A bit about Samuel Johnson ...

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English critic, poet and essayist.

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