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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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A Memoir of the Rev. Legh Richmond, A.M.: Of Trinity College, Cambridge ...

Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - Clergy - 1829 - 376 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...predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thfhking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent...
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Mary Queen of Scots: And Other Poems

John Heneage Jesse - 1829 - 146 pages
...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...beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such rigid philosophy, as may conduct us unmoved over any ground, which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery,...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 226 pages
...clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion' ": " 'whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings' " (V.334). The theme is ultimately one of spiritual release, and develops from an adjustment of the...
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Victorian Criticism of the Novel

Edwin M. Eigner, George J. Worth - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 268 pages
...ALISON 1 Samuel Johnson's dictum, in the Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), reads: 'Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings' ('Inch Kenneth'). The concept of 'the distant', so important to Alison, does appear in Johnson's original....
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Journal and Proceedings, Volume 10

Royal Australian Historical Society - Australia - 1925 - 452 pages
...out of date — so that all men should hear, and, let us hope, ponder on the good doctor's words: — To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and far from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground...
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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 1096 pages
...not be amiss to quote Johnson. In A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, Johnson remarks that "whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings."31 It is, I think, a mark of wisdom to recognize the force of this observation, and we may...
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Aesthetics and contemporary discourse

Herbert Grabes - Aesthetics - 1994 - 454 pages
...1978). 42 James Fenimore Cooper, Home as Found, introd. Lewis Leary (New York: Capricorn, 1961)209,118. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.43 Johnson pleads for a "predominating]" cognitio intellectiva which "advances us in the dignity...
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Celtic Linguistics, 1700-1850: pt. 3. The history of the Celtic language

Adolphe Pictet - Celtic languages - 2000 - 592 pages
...would he willingly compromise candour so much as to allow that it is altogether devoid of merit. " Whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings ;" and what can be more conducive to this end than the study of man —the study of antiquity—the...
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And Quiet Flows the Vodka: Or When Pushkin Comes to Shove: The Curmudgeon's ...

Alicia Chudo, Gary Saul Morson - History - 2000 - 255 pages
...Investigations (Wittgenstein): Let's not quibble about words. Philosophy in the Bedroom (Sade): Whatever removes us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the future, or the distant predominant over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings....
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The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life

Jeff McMahan - Philosophy - 2002 - 564 pages
...temporally and spatially local that raises us above the level of animals. As Samuel Jolmson once noted. "Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses:...the present. advances us in the dignity of thinking beings."42 Consider. by contrast. Aldous Huxley's description of a woman whose "life was spent in enjoying...
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