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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 Juvenile Tourist ; Or, Excursions Into the West of England: Into the ... - Page 66
by John Evans - 1818 - 520 pages
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1808
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes tha past, the distant, or the future predominate over (he present, advances us in the dignity of thinking...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1809 - 363 pages
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...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....
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The British Tourist's, Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - Great Britain - 1809
...benefits of knowledge, -and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion vfonld be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...power of Our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, ad. vances us in the dignity of thinking beings....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: With an Essay on His Life and Genius

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in * ' cc 4 the the dignity of thinking...
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A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached ..., Volume 2

Alexander Chalmers - Universities and colleges - 1810
...passages in his writings '. - See All Souls, p. 189. k " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...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....
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Miscellaneous essays. Political tracts. A journey to the Western islands of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...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....
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1810 - 414 pages
...knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be T t impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish...power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, adTances us in the dignity of thinking beings....
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Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield: Earl of ...

Francis Hardy - Statesmen - 1810 - 443 pages
...false taste in composition, are surely to be laughed at. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible." So says Johnson, in that truly eloquent passage, (one of the best, perhaps, he ever wrote) and which...
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A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached ..., Volume 2

Alexander Chalmers - Universities and colleges - 1810
...passages in his writings b . ' • See All Souls, p. 189. b " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, ' if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. What' ever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the ' past, the distant, or the...
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A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached ..., Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 486 pages
...passages in his writings b. • See All Souls, p. 189. '• " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, ' if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were passible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant,...
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