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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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Rome in the nineteenth century: containing a complete account of the ruins ...

Charlotte Anne Eaton - Rome (Italy) - 1822 - 459 pages
...heroic virtue. It was well observed by Johnson, that " 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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Pamphlets, Religious: Miscellaneous, Volume 25

1822
...said that " to abstract the mind from all- local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavored, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever...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 New-England and New-York, Volume 3

Timothy Dwight - New England - 1822
...abstract the mind from all local emotions," says Johnson, " would be impossible, if it were endeavoured; 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 the dignity of thinking beings. Far...
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 3

Timothy Dwight - New England - 1822
...abstract the mind from all local emotions," says Johnson, " would be impossible, if it were endeavoured; 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 the dignity of thinking beings. Far...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - Church and state - 1822
...catholics now form four-fifths of the whole population of Ireland. " 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 scale of rational beings."...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - Church and state - 1822
...catholics now form four-fifths of the whole population of Ireland. " 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 scale of rational beings."...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...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...Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness of Johnson's language, and of his frequent use of metaphorical...
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The Life and Remains of the Rev. Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D., Professor of ...

William Otter - Clarke, Edward Daniel, 1769-1822 - 1824 - 670 pages
...was returning to the island. This happened between Ulva and Inch Kenneth. See Johnson's Tour, p. 339. 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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Peak Scenery; Or, The Derbyshire Tourist

Ebenezer Rhodes - Derbyshire (England) - 1824 - 379 pages
...connected with a period of time and a race of beings loijg since passed away. Dr. Johnson observes, that " 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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Peak scenery; or, Excursions in Derbyshire

Ebenezer Rhodes - 1824
...connected with a period of time and a race of beings long since passed away. Dr. Johnson observes, that " 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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