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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 362
by James Boswell - 1922
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Political tracts. Political essays ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787 - 552 pages
...whatever makes the paft, the diftant, or the future predominate over the prefent, advances us in K k 3 the the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be fuch frigid philofophy as may conduft us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified...
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Picturesque Views on the River Thames: From Its Source in ..., Volume 2

Samuel Ireland - Thames River (England) - 1792 - 454 pages
..." fenfes ; whatever makes the paft, the dif" tant, or the future, predominate over the *' prefent, advances us in the dignity of " thinking beings. Far from me, and from " my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy, as ** may conduft us indiiferent and unmoved * Johnfon's Journey to the Weftern...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1792 - 258 pages
...power of our fenfes ; whatever makes the paft, the diltant, or the future predominate over the prefent, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy as. may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified...
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The Universal Magazine, Volume 92

1793
...of our fenfes ; whatever makes the paft, the diftanr, crthe future, predominate over the pref.-nt, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and fi om my friends be fiich frigid pliilolophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground...
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Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, Volume 94

1794 - 526 pages
...whatever makes the pal!, the dillant, or the future, predominate over the prcfent, advances us in tSe dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be fuch frigid philofophy из may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified...
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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 65, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1795 - 700 pages
...fenfes, whatever makes the pad, the djftant, and the future, to predominate O'er the prÍtent, adir mres us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be fuch frigid philufophy as may conduit us, indifferent Ľnd unmoved, over any ground which hath been...
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A Journey Over Land to India: Partly by a Route Never Gone Before by Any ...

Donald Campbell - Adventure and adventurers - 1795 - 544 pages
...— whatever makes the " paft, the diftant, or the future, predominate over the prefent, ad" vances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and " from my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy, as may conduct us in" different and unmoved over any ground which has been...
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A journey over land to India ... in a series of letters to his son

Donald Campbell - Adventure and adventurers - 1796 - 538 pages
...— whatever makes the " paft, the diftant, or the future, predominate over the prefent, ad" vances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and ** from my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy, as may conduct us in" different and unmoved over any ground which has been...
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The Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal ..., Volume 12

Alban Butler - Saints - 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 than these...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - Adventure and adventurers - 1801 - 372 pages
...Caledonian regions, 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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