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" Johnson appeared bustling about, with an ink-horn and pen in his buttonhole, like an exciseman; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property, which was to be disposed of, answered, " We are not here to sell a parcel of... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Página 365
por James Boswell - 1821
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The secret of success; or, How to get on in the world

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1880
...opinion of the value of the "plant "and appliances of the brewery, he is said to have replied, " Sir, we are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Mr. Barclay, with his friend Perkins, made an offer for the concern as it stood, and Mrs. Thrale closed...
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Walks in London

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1880 - 511 páginas
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Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places ...

George Walter Thornbury - 1880
...an ink-horn and a pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, answered, " Sir, we are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond...
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Southwark and Its Story

Charlotte G. Boger - 1881 - 236 páginas
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." It was Johnson, therefore, who assisted in transferring this vast concern from his friend Thrale to...
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Southwark and Its Story

Mrs. Edmund Boger - 1881 - 236 páginas
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." It was Johnson, therefore, who assisted in transferring this vast concern from his friend Thrale to...
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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - 1882 - 610 páginas
...his friend Thrale's brewery, what be considered to be the value of the property, Johnson replied, " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Mr. Windham had been appointed secretary to the lord lieutenant of Ireland, and doubted whether he...
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Science and Sentiment: With Other Papers, Chiefly Philosophical

Noah Porter - 1882 - 506 páginas
...reminds us of the sonorous language of Johnson when seeking a purchaser for Mr. Thrale's brewery : " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." But let us follow Mr. Mill. When we come back to the white paper, ie, to " the permanent possibility...
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Famous people and famous places [3 pt. Pt. 1 previously issued as Famous ...

Famous people - 1883
...button-hole, like an exciseman, and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property to be disposed of, answered, " We are not here to...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Mrs. Thrale left Streatham, and Johnson had to leave it also. Some little unpleasantness now arose...
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London and Its Environs: Including Excursions to Brighton, the Isle of Wight ...

Karl Baedeker (Firm) - 1883 - 367 páginas
...occasion of the sale, which he attended as an executor, though often quoted, are worthy of repetition : 'We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.' Two vats are shown, each of which can contain 3300 barrels of liquor. The water used in brewing is...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 15

Charles Sumner - 1883
...Collector. You know the rest. Dr. Johnson, acting as executor in selling the distillery of Mr. Thrale, said: "We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." 1 If the President did not use the sounding phrase of the great English moralist, it is evident that...
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