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" Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present — advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. "
The Richmond County Mirror - Page 56
1839
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 96, Part 2

English essays - 1826
...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 present, advances us ia the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...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,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far Oct. 19.J Among the ruins of lona. 381 Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1800 - 288 pages
...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...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved...
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The Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal ..., Volume 12

Alban Butler - Saints - 1800
...another world. " Whatever," says Dr Johnson, " withdraws us from the power of our senses ; what" ever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate...over " the present, advances us in the dignity of human beings." It would be difficult to point out persons to whom this can be better applied than these...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - Adventure and adventurers - 1801 - 359 pages
...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...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and uumoved...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...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 present, advances us in the Sienity of thinking beings. Far from me, and far from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, ęs may...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1805
...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 present, advances us to the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...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 present, advances us to the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...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 present, advances us in tie dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1807 - 460 pages
...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,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such 'frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved...
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