Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
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Source Notes: Source: SAMUEL JOHNSON.James Boswell, Boswells Life of Johnson, ed. George B. Hill, rev. and enl. ed., ed. L. F. Powell, entry for September 19, 1777, vol. 3, p. 167 .
Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English critic, poet and essayist.