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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 Monthly Repository and Review of Theology and General Literature, Volume 2

1828 - 924 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 my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us...
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A memoir of the rev. Legh Richmond

Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - 1828 - 698 pages
...savage clans, and roving barbarians derived the benefit 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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Victorian Criticism of the Novel, Volume 5

Edwin M. Eigner, George J. Worth - 1985 - 272 pages
...ALISON 1 Samuel Johnson's dictum, in the Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), reads: 'Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings' ('Inch Kenneth'). The concept of 'the distant', so important to Alison,...
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Journal and Proceedings, Volume 10

Royal Australian Historical Society - 1925 - 452 pages
...out of date — so that all men should hear, and, let us hope, ponder on the good doctor's words: — To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...future predominate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 far from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct...
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Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy

Kristina Straub - 1987 - 260 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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Aesthetics and contemporary discourse

Herbert Grabes - 1994 - 454 pages
...1978). 42 James Fenimore Cooper, Home as Found, introd. Lewis Leary (New York: Capricorn, 1961)209,118. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.43 Johnson pleads for a "predominating]" cognitio intellectiva which "advances...
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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - 1995 - 1096 pages
...not be amiss to quote Johnson. In A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, Johnson remarks that "whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings."31 It is, I think, a mark of wisdom to recognize the force of this observation,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Greg Clingham - 1997 - 290 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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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest - 2000 - 362 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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Celtic Linguistics, 1700-1850: pt. 3. The history of the Celtic language

Adolphe Pictet - 2000 - 592 pages
...would he willingly compromise candour so much as to allow that it is altogether devoid of merit. " Whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings ;" and what can be more conducive to this end than the study of man —the...
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