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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.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801 - 424 pages
...power of our (enfes ; whatever makes the paft, the diftant, or the future predominate over the prefent, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends befuch frigid philofophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801 - 432 pages
...part, the diftant, or the future predominate over the prefent, advances us in the 396 A JOURNEY TO THE the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends befuch frigid philofophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been...
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Elements of general knowledge: introductory to useful books in the principal ...

Henry Kett - Best books - 1803 - 468 pages
...fenfes, whatever makes the paft, the diftant, or the future, predominate over the prefent, advances us to 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...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...be pleasure without dan- •' ger, aud security without restraint.(T TREASURES OF LOCAL EMOTJOW. ' To abstract the mind from all local emotion 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, ęs may...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805 - 340 pages
...regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion...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 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1805 - 338 pages
...regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion...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

English 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 - English literature - 1806 - 360 pages
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all...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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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son, Volume 1

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1808 - 352 pages
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all...withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes tha past, the distant, or the future predominate over (he present, advances us in the dignity of thinking...
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The British Tourist's, Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - Great Britain - 1809 - 376 pages
...benefits of knowledge, -and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion vfonld be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...distant, or the future, predominate over the present, ad. vances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy,...
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