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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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Walks in Oxford;: Comprising an Original, Historical, and ..., Volume 1

W. M. Wade - Oxford (England) - 1818 - 528 pages
...Johnson, in one of the most celebrated passages of his, writings, thus eloquently expresses himself: " To abstract the mind from all local emotion '• ' would be impossible, if it were endeavoured,, IS and would be foolish, -if it ' were possible. " Whatever withdraws us from the power of our 11 senses,...
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Observations on the State of Ireland: Principally Directed to Its ..., Volume 1

John Christian Curwen - Agricultural laborers - 1818 - 468 pages
...purpose, which, in time, must produce its effect. Dr. Johnson, in his Tour to the Hebrides, says, " Whatever 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." A school,...
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The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ...

1829 - 612 pages
...thought that whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, or makes the past, the distant, and the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.* His was no frigid philosophy, no habitual devotion ; his heart was warm, his soul was sincere, and...
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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland,: Drawn Up from the ...

Ireland - 1819 - 820 pages
...abstract the mind from all local Mon»«tie' motion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; ' and it would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which...
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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland,: Drawn Up from the ...

Ireland - 1819 - 818 pages
...mind from all local Monmie emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; ' " ' and it would-be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which...
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Survey of Tullaroan, Or Grace's Parish, in the Cantred of Grace's Country ...

William Shaw Mason - Tullaroan (Ireland : Parish) - 1819 - 160 pages
...mind from all local Monatiic emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; A"ti4n '"** and it would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes <he past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances ив т the dignity of...
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Transactions of the Literary Society of Bombay, Volume 1

Literary Society of Bombay - Indic literature - 1819 - 412 pages
..." Whatever withdraws us from the dominion of the senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, and the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." « It is not for me to attempt an estimate of those exertions for the advancement of knowledge which...
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Rome, in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of ..., Volume 1

Charlotte Anne Eaton - Rome (Italy) - 1820 - 410 pages
...nature, with the most exalted wisdom, and the most heroic virtue. It was well observed by Johnson, that " to abstract the mind from all local emotion, would...friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little...
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Excursions Through Ireland: Comprising Topographical and ..., Volumes 1-3

Thomas Cromwell - Architecture - 1820
...valley, the lake of considerable extent, all increase our veneration. In a word, on viewing such a scene "to abstract the mind from all local emotion would...advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from us, and from our friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over...
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Historical Memoirs Respecting the English, Irish, and Scottish ..., Volume 4

Charles Butler - Church and state - 1821 - 636 pages
...another world : — " Whatever withdraws us," says doctor Johnson, " from the power of our senses j " whatever makes the past, the distant, or the " future,...over the present, advances us " in the dignity of rational beings." It would be difficult to point out any, to whom this observation can be better applied,...
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