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" 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. "
The Evangelical Guardian and Review - Pagina 316
1818
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...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...past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far Oct. 19.J Among the ruins of lona. 381...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 288 pagina’s
...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...past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be such frigid...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - 1801 - 359 pagina’s
...religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were endeavored, 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 present, advances...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pagina’s
...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...past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the Sienity of thinking beings. Far from me, and far from my friends, be such...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805
...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...past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us to the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805
...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...past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us to the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...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...past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in tie dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pagina’s
...To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws...past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such 'frigid...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1807
...To abstract the mind from I 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 sense?, i whatever makes the pant, the distant, or the future, predominate over the presensr advances...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1808
...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 tha past, the distant, or the future predominate over (he present, advances us in the dignity of thinking...
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