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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 - English literature - 1825 - 510 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 inakea the past the distant or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy, Volume 1

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...the savage of the wood, or in the vassal of the tyrant, hopeless. " Whatever," says Dr. Johnson, " withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." Viewed in this light, the quibbles of the schoolmen, and the trifling disputations of a Thomas, and...
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Elements of Moral Philosophy and of Christian Ethics, Volume 1

Daniel Dewar - Christian ethics - 1826
...the savage of the wood, or in the vassal of the tyrant, hopeless. " Whatever," says Dr. Johnson, " withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." Viewed in this light, the quibbles of the schoolmen, and the trifling disputations of a Thomas, and...
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Broadstone of Honor

Kenelm Henry Digby - Chivalry - 1826 - 330 pages
...the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would...were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power r Hist. lit. de 1'Italie ii. p. 373 and 453. of our senses, whatever makes the pas't, the distant,...
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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 96, Part 2; Volume 140

Early English newspapers - 1826 - 742 pages
...of the coldhearted politician, the mockery of the man of wit, and the pity of the man of pleasure. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...impossible, If it were endeavoured ; and would be foolisb, if it were possible* Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826 - 416 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 he impossible, if it were endeavoured; and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 630 pages
...persons who have flourished in Great Britain and Ireland."3 On Saturday, September 20, after breakthc f rigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827 - 604 pages
...persons who have flourished in Great Britain and Ireland."! On Saturday, September 20, after break the future, predominate over the present, advances us In the dignity of thinking being«. Far from me, and from ray friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us. Indifferent...
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The Monthly Repository and Review of Theology and General Literature, Volume 2

Liberalism (Religion) - 1828 - 924 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...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over ground which has...
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The Religious Magazine, Or Spirit of the Foreign Theological ..., Volume 2

Religion - 1828
...Caledonian regions ; whence savage clans, and roving barbarians, derived the benefit of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all...be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be fuolish if it wore possible Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the...
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