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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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Works, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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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General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides, Or Western Isles of ...

James MacDonald (A.M.), Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - Agriculture - 1811 - 824 pages
...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 th» present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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 Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 82, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1812
...conviction, — •' To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would 1812.] Review of New Publications. be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be...foolish, if it were possible ; whatever withdraws tit from the power of our senses, whatever makes the pasl, the distant, or the future predominate over...
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Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield, Earl ..., Volume 1

Francis Hardy - Politicians - 1812
...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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Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfeild: Earl ..., Volume 1

Francis Hardy - Ireland - 1812
...false taste in composition, are surely to he 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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Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfeild: Earl ..., Volume 1

Francis Hardy - Ireland - 1812
...in composition, are surely to he laughed at. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would he 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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Observations on the Character, Customs, and Superstitions of the Irish: And ...

Daniel Dewar - Ireland - 1812 - 360 pages
...though far inferior to the songs of other times, it was not useless. " Whatever," says Dr. Johnson, " 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 think" ing...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the Principal ...

Henry Kett - Best books - 1812
...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 be foolish, if :t were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the...
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The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1813 - 460 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...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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