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" I made a calculation, that if I should write but a page a day, at the same rate, I should, in ten years, write nine volumes in folio, of an ordinary size and print. "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Σελίδα 68
των James Boswell - 1821
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Historic Paxton Her Days And her Ways

Helen Bruce Wallace - 1913
...exactly how she does it, that every woman — or man either — who will, may find joy in a garden too. "A man will turn over half a library, to make one book" : a woman will turn over the library, but she will also go to her friends. Eight here I would thank...

Regulation, Valuation and Depreciation of Public Utilities

Samuel S. Wyer - 1913 - 313 σελίδες
...P, b2 j^ u. t- v^ <u <u."ti ou rt^J^ O.'ti.^.ti.ti 4>C « 1 Jo • ? ,1 if 5J k ft I i : i, -3 a I A man will turn over half a library to make one book. — Dr. Johnson. > Chapter 16 : . SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY. The following references are limited, first...

boswell's life of johnson

charles grosvenor osgood - 1917
...Carte's History?' JOHNSON. 'Yes, Sir. When a man writes from his own mind, he writes very rapidly. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book.' We spoke of Rolt, to whose Dictionary of Commerce Dr. Johnson wrote the Preface. JOHNSON. 'Old Gardner...

English Literature

Thomas Ernest Rankin, Wilford Merton Aikin - 1917 - 427 σελίδες
...work is illustrative of bluff old Doctor Johnson's statement that " The greater part of an author's time is spent in reading in order to write ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book." Few men have read more than Macaulay did, and perhaps no man ever had a better memory. The rest of...

HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...a book! Job. XLX. 23. 16 My desire is . . written a book. Job. XXXI. 35. . that mine adversary had mmander-vnrChief, June 16, 1775. GAMBLING (See also C SAMUEL JOHNSON — Boswctt's Lafe of Johnson. (1775) is Blest be the hour wherein I bought this book;...

One Thousand Best Books: The Household Guide to a Lifetime's Reading; a ...

1924 - 416 σελίδες
...of Hempftede, on the Lone Island, Called Paumanok by the Red Indians, 1924. TO HWD Tj (J ,~J i «' 3 "A man will turn over half a library to make one book." — SAMUEL JOHNSON. THIS BOOK AND HOW TO USE IT This volume is the fruit of twenty years of living...

The Atlantic Monthly, Τόμος 9

1862
...quarries. Johnson declared, putting the thing perhaps too mechanically, " The greater part of an author's time is spent in reading in order to write ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book." Addison collected three folios of materials before publishing the first number of the " Spectator."...

Samuel Johnson & the Impact of Print

Alvin B. Kernan - 1989 - 357 σελίδες
...knowledge." To Boswell he stated the dependence of the writer on the books he reads even more forcefully. "The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in...man will turn over half a library to make one book." The great reader was also a collector of books, who wrote a proposal and a number of learned bibliographical...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - 1988 - 352 σελίδες
...challenge of the times . . . and the problems of his own personal life. m Samuel Johnson once said, "A man will turn over half a library to make one book." Several libraries were turned over, thousands of books and papers were searched, for the material that...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 σελίδες
...acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English prime minister The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading,...man will turn over half a library to make one book. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author, lexicographer All books are either dreams or swords,...
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