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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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General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides, Or Western Isles of ...

James MacDonald (A.M.), Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - 1811 - 824 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,...past, the distant, or the future predominate over th» present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and "from my friends be such...
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Letters ... written between the years 1784 and 1807 [ed. by A. Constable].

Anna Seward - 1811
...says, whatever withdraws us from the power of the senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, and the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Adieu ! LETTER XLIX. WALTER SCOTT, ESQ. Lichfield, June £0, 1806. WHAT an insurmountable bar is a...
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Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, Volume 6

Anna Seward - 1811 - 432 pagina’s
...says, whatever withdraws us from the power of the senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, and the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Adieu ! LETTER XLIX. WALTER SCOTT, ESQ. Lichfield, June 20, 1806. WHAT an insurmountable bar is a frame...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

1811
...were ," endeavoured, and it would be " fooliih if it were possible. What" everwithdiaws us from die power •" of our senses; whatever makes " the past, the distant, or the fu" lure predominate over the pre» " sent, advances us in the dignity " of thinking beings. Far be...
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Observations on the Character, Customs, and Superstitions of the Irish: And ...

Daniel Dewar - 1812 - 360 pagina’s
...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...over the " present, advances us in the dignity of think" ing beings."* The poetry and sceuldachs of even those degenerate times had this happy effect;...
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Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa, Volume 1

Edward Daniel Clarke - 1813
...local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and it 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 be from me, and from my friends, that frigid philosophy which might conduct us indifferent or unmoved...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1813 - 460 pagina’s
...local emotions 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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An Historical and Architectural Essay Relating to Redcliffe Church, Bristol ...

John Britton - 1813 - 72 pagina’s
....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." Thus,...
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A View of the Life, Travels, and Philanthropic Labours of the Late John ...

John Aikin - 1814 - 180 pagina’s
...local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavourOed, and it 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 be from me, and from my friends, that frigid philosophy which might conduct us indifferent or unmoved...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 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, indifferent and unmoved,...
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