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" ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which consists of forty members, took forty years to compile their Dictionary. "
British Almanac and Companion - Page 7
1850
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

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...Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which confifts of forty members, took forty years to compile their...JOHNSON. Sir, thus it is. This is the proportion. Let me fee ; forty times forty is fixteen hundred. As three to fixteen hundred, fo is the proportion of an...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

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...ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which...is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman.' With so much ease and pleasantry could he talk of that prodigious labour which he had undertaken to...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three, years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which...is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman." With so much ease and pleasantry could he talk of that prodigious labour which he had undertaken to...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 470 pages
...ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years ? ADAMS But the French Academy, which...Let me see : forty times forty is sixteen hundred. Ac three to sixteen hundred, so is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman." With so much ease...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
..." But, sir, how can you do this in three years ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years." ADAMS. " But the French Academy,...is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman." With so much ease and pica.santry could he talk of that prodigious labour which he had undertaken to...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 372 pages
..." But, sir, how can you do this in three years ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years." ADAMS. " But the French Academy,...hundred, so is the proportion of an Englishman to aFrenchman." With, so much, ease and pleasantry could he talk of that prodigious labour which he had...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 382 pages
...this in three years ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years." ADAMS. " Bat the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...forty times forty is sixteen hundred : as three to iixteen hundred, so is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman." With so much ease and pleasantry...
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...ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years ? ADAMS But the French Academy, which...forty years to compile their Dictionary. JOHNSON. Sir, thns it it. This is the proportion. Let me see : forty times forty is sixteen hundred. As three to...
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