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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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And Quiet Flows the Vodka: Or When Pushkin Comes to Shove: The Curmudgeon's ...

Alicia Chudo, Gary Saul Morson - History - 2000 - 248 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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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - Religion - 2001 - 580 pages
...the wisdom of the past. Here is Johnson movingly pondering his visit to the monastic island of lona: 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....
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The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life

Jeff McMahan - Philosophy - 2002 - 540 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: whatever makes the past. the distant. or the future predominate over the present. advances us in the dignity of thinking beings."42...
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 896 pages
...all only a series of attempts to climb a high mountain: 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 dignity of thinking beings. Far...
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Quaternary Dating Methods

Mike Walker - Science - 2005 - 304 pages
...would like to dedicate the book to him. Mike Walker October, 2004 Dating Methods and the Quaternary 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....
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Historical Boundaries, Narrative Forms: Essays on British Literature in the ...

Everett Zimmerman - Literary Collections - 2007 - 268 pages
...giving it shape and emotional resonance. Toward the end of the Journey, Johnson memorably observes, "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 human beings" (148)....
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The Globe, Volumes 12-13

William Henry Thorne - 1902
...the plains of Marathon," adding, "or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." For, "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."...
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A Loose Canon: Essays on History, Modernity and Tradition

Brian J. Coman - Australian essays - 2007 - 172 pages
...amid the ruins of lona, gave us those famous lines in his Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland: 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....
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