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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 Quarterly Review, Volume 54

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1835 - 606 pages
...character of Autolycus is wry naturally conceived and strongly represented.' \OL. LIV» NO. CVII, E OF or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of human beings. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force on the Plain of...
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A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached ..., Volume 2

Alexander Chalmers - Universities and colleges - 1810 - 306 pages
...has dignified by one of the most splendid passages in his writings '. - See All Souls, p. 189. k " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as would conduct us, indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: With an Essay on His Life and Genius

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810 - 424 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 * ' cc 4 the the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy,...
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Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield: Earl of ...

Francis Hardy - Statesmen - 1810 - 480 pages
...a paucity of ideas, than affectation and false taste in composition, are surely to be laughed at. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible." So says Johnson, in that truly eloquent passage, (one of the best, perhaps, he ever wrote) and which...
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A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached ..., Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 592 pages
...dignified by one of the most splendid passages in his writings b. • See All Souls, p. 189. '• " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were passible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant,...
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A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached ..., Volume 2

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 292 pages
...would be impossible, ' if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. What' ever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever...distant, or the future, predominate over the present, ad' vances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my ' friends be such frigid philosophy,...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1810 - 438 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 local emotion would be T t impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...
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General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides, Or Western Isles of ...

James MacDonald (A.M.), Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - Agriculture - 1811 - 850 pages
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To. abstract the mind from...past, the distant, or the future predominate over th» present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and "from my friends be such...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1811 - 1054 pages
...the tomb of Howard. It may be supposed we did not halt with indifference to view the hallowed spot. " To abstract the " mind from all local emotion " would be impossible if it were ," endeavoured, and it would be " fooliih if it were possible. What" everwithdiaws us from die power •" of our senses;...
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Letters ... written between the years 1784 and 1807 [ed. by A. Constable].

Anna Seward - 1811 - 416 pages
...says, whatever withdraws us from the power of the senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, and the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Adieu ! LETTER XLIX. WALTER SCOTT, ESQ. Lichfield, June £0, 1806. WHAT an insurmountable bar is a...
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