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" Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. "
The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ... - Page 288
1826
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far Oct. 19.J Among the ruins of lona. 381 Far from me, and from...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 288 lehte
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy as may...
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The Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal ..., 12. köide

Alban Butler - 1800
...another world. " Whatever," says Dr Johnson, " withdraws us from the power of our senses ; what" ever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over " the present, advances us in the dignity of human beings." It would be difficult to point out persons to whom this can be better...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - 1801 - 359 lehte
...of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were endeavored, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses—whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 lehte
...security without restraint.(T TREASURES OF LOCAL EMOTJOW. ' To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured; and would...future, predominate over the present, advances us in the Sienity of thinking beings. Far from me, and far from my friends, be such frigid philosophy,...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., 2. köide

Henry Kett - 1805
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; and...future, predominate over the present, advances us to the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., 2. köide

Henry Kett - 1805
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; and...future, predominate over the present, advances us to the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1805
...where feels the full force of Johnson's observation, that ' to abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible ;' and never ' with frigid philosophy passes indifferent and unmoved over any ground, which has been...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...the future predominate over the present, advances us in tie dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 lehte
...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such 'frigid philosophy as...
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