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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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Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, Volume 6

Anna Seward - Authors, English - 1811 - 514 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 20, 1806. WHAT an insurmountable bar is a frame...
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Observations on the Character, Customs, and Superstitions of the Irish: And ...

Daniel Dewar - Education - 1812 - 374 pages
...though far inferior to the songs of other times, it was not useless. " Whatever," says Dr. Johnson, " withdraws us from the power of " our senses ; whatever...over the " present, advances us in the dignity of think" ing beings."* The poetry and sceuldachs of even those degenerate times had this happy effect;...
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Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfeild: Earl ..., Volume 1

Francis Hardy - Ireland - 1812 - 448 pages
...a paucity of ideas, than affectation and false taste in composition, are surely to he 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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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the Principal ...

Henry Kett - Best books - 1812 - 504 pages
...Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all...if it were endeavoured ; and would be foolish, if :t were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the...
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Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield, Earl ..., Volume 1

Francis Hardy - Politicians - 1812 - 440 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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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 82, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1812 - 774 pages
...conviction, — •' To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would 1812.] Review of New Publications. be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...foolish, if it were possible ; whatever withdraws tit from the power of our senses, whatever makes the pasl, the distant, or the future predominate over...
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Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfeild: Earl ..., Volume 1

Francis Hardy - Ireland - 1812 - 446 pages
...in composition, are surely to he laughed at. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would he impossible, if it were 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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Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa, Volume 1

Edward Daniel Clarke - Asia - 1813 - 514 pages
...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 foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever...
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An Historical and Architectural Essay Relating to Redcliffe Church, Bristol ...

John Britton - Architecture, Gothic - 1813 - 138 pages
....but may be rendered useful and instructive. w Whatever/' says the eloquent author just quoted, *f 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." Thus,...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Volume 8

1845 - 752 pages
...important events. " To abstract the mind," says Dr. Johnson, in a passage which has been often quoted, " from all local emotion would be impossible if it were...endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Far from me, imd far from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved,...
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