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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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Observations on the State of Ireland: Principally Directed to Its ..., Volume 1

John Christian Curwen - 1818 - 468 pages
...purpose, which, in time, must produce its effect. Dr. Johnson, in his Tour to the Hebrides, says, " Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, and the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." A school,...
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Walks in Oxford;: Comprising an Original, Historical, and ..., Volume 2

W. M. Wade - 1818 - 530 pages
...Johnson, in one of the most celebrated passages of his, writings, thus eloquently expresses himself: " To abstract the mind from all local emotion '• ' would be impossible, if it were endeavoured,, IS and would be foolish, -if it ' were possible. " Whatever withdraws us from the power of our 11 senses,...
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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up ..., Volume 3

William Shaw Mason - 1819 - 820 pages
...abstract the mind from all local Mon»«tie' motion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; ' and it would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us...
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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up ..., Volume 3

William Shaw Mason - 1819 - 828 pages
...mind from all local Monmie emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; ' " ' and it would-be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us...future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us...
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Survey of Tullaroan, Or Grace's Parish, in the Cantred of Grace's Country ...

William Shaw Mason - 1819 - 372 pages
...mind from all local Monatiic emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; A"ti4n '"** and it would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes <he past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances ив т the dignity of...
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Rome, in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of ..., Volume 1

Charlotte Anne Eaton - 1820 - 410 pages
...nature, with the most exalted wisdom, and the most heroic virtue. It was well observed by Johnson, that " 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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Excursions Through Ireland: Comprising Topographical and ..., Volumes 1-3

Thomas Cromwell - 1820 - 570 pages
...valley, the lake of considerable extent, all increase our veneration. In a word, on viewing such a scene "to abstract the mind from all local emotion would...future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from us, and from our friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing essays, tracts, and Journey

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820 - 424 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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820 - 520 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...endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatingly dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness of Johnson's language, and of his frequent use...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821 - 412 pages
...the new edition of the Biographia Britannica, but had declined it; which he afterwards said to me he 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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