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" To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, 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 Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ... - Page 256
by Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 96, Part 2

1826 - 724 pages
...the man of wit, and the pity of the man of pleasure. " To abitrut iho mind from all local trootion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; and...the future predominate over the present, advances us ia the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786 - 552 pages
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion 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 my friends,...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 304 pages
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion 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 may conduct...
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The Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal ..., Volume 12

Alban Butler - 1800 - 648 pages
...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 applied...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - 1801 - 372 pages
...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and blessings 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...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805 - 340 pages
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...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 ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805 - 338 pages
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...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 - 572 pages
...needless to transcribe it. Mr. M. every where feels the full force of Johnson's observation, that ' to abstract the mind from all local emotion would...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 - 360 pages
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...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 conduct...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 496 pages
...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 may conduct...
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