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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 Living Age ... - Pagina 247
1866
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...when it is used with propriety, for it gives you two ideas for one ; — conveys the meaning more ever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...said to me he would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved,...
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Historical Memoirs Respecting the English, Irish, and Scottish ..., Volume 4

Charles Butler - 1821
...another world : — " Whatever withdraws us," says doctor Johnson, " from the power of our senses j " whatever makes the past, the distant, or the " future,...over the present, advances us " in the dignity of rational beings." It would be difficult to point out any, to whom this observation can be better applied,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...said to me he 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, predo. minate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinkingbeings. Far from me, and from...
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Rome in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of ..., Volume 1

Charlotte Anne Eaton - 1822 - 459 pagina’s
...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,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us unmoved over any ground...
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Pamphlets, Religious: Miscellaneous, Volume 25

1822
...local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavored, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." And yet, fresh as our country is, we are not entirely without those impressive evidences of mutability,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...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,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, , be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved,...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Thomas Brown - 1822
...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,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends," he continues, " be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - 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...predominate over the present, advances us " in the scale of rational beings." In whom has the past, the distant, or the future,— or, in other words,...
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Sketches of the Character, Manners, and Present State of the ..., Volume 1

David Stewart - 1822 - 445 pagina’s
...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,...future, predominate over the present, advances us in dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, aud from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as would conduct...
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