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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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Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa, Volume 1

Edward Daniel Clarke - Asia - 1813
...spot. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and it would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...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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An Historical and Architectural Essay Relating to Redcliffe Church, Bristol ...

John Britton - Architecture, Gothic - 1813 - 72 pages
....but may be rendered useful and instructive. w Whatever/' says the eloquent author just quoted, *f withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, and the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings."...
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A View of the Life, Travels, and Philanthropic Labours of the Late John ...

John Aikin - 1814 - 180 pages
...spot. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavourOed, and it would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...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 Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Volumes 1-2

1853
...abstract the mind," says Dr. Johnson, in a passage which has been often quoted, " from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Far from me, imd far from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...religion," is remarkable for its piety, pathos, and sublimity. " To abstract ihe mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; and...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 New evangelical magazine and theological review, Volume 3

1817
...spot. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and it would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...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 Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson (écrivain.) - 1816 - 208 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 life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1816
...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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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Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa: Russia, Tartary ...

Edward Daniel Clarke - Europe - 1816
...spot. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and it would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...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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