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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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Rome in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of ..., Volume 1

Charlotte Anne Eaton - Rome (Italy) - 1822 - 434 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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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Thomas Brown - Philosophy - 1822 - 546 pages
...teeth To see thee rend the pageants of hie throne." — v. 583, 4. euliarities of bis style, — " to abstract the mind from all local emotion, would...thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends," he continues, " be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved, over any ground...
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Sketches of the Character, Manners, and Present State of the ..., Volume 1

David Stewart - Clans - 1822 - 658 pages
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all...future, predominate over the present, advances us in dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, aud from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as would conduct...
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Pamphlets, Religious: Miscellaneous, Volume 25

1822 - 680 pages
...said that " to abstract the mind from all- local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavored, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." And yet, fresh as our country is, we are not entirely without those impressive evidences of mutability,...
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 3

Timothy Dwight - New England - 1822 - 544 pages
...abstract the mind from all local emotions," says Johnson, " would be impossible, if it were endeavoured; would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...the future, predominate over the present ; advances the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct...
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 3

Timothy Dwight - New England - 1822 - 554 pages
...abstract the mind from all local emotions," says Johnson, " would be impossible, if it were endeavoured; would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...the future, predominate over the present ; advances the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - Church and state - 1822 - 548 pages
...catholics now form four-fifths of the whole population of Ireland. " Whatever," says Dr. Johnson, " withdraws us from the power of our senses ; " whatever...predominate over the present, advances us " in the scale of rational beings." In whom has the past, the distant, or the future,— or, in other words,...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - Church and state - 1822 - 538 pages
...In other respects, they seemed of another world :—" Whatever with" draws us," says Dr. Johnson, " from the power " of our senses; whatever makes the...the " distant, or the future, predominate over the pre" sent, advances us in the dignity of rational be" ings." It would be difficult to point out any,...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - Church and state - 1822 - 546 pages
...other respects, they seemed of another world : — " Whatever with" draws us," says Dr. Johnson, " from the power " of our senses ; whatever makes the...the " distant, or the future, predominate over the pre" sent, advances us in the dignity of rational be" ings." It would be difficult to point out any,...
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Sketches of the Character, Manners, and Present State of the ..., Volume 1

David Stewart - Clans - 1822 - 552 pages
...senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, 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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