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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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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 3

Timothy Dwight - 1822
...says Johnson, " would be impossible, if it were endeavoured; would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses...the future, predominate over the present ; advances the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct...
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 3

Timothy Dwight - 1822
...says Johnson, " would be impossible, if it were endeavoured; would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses...the future, predominate over the present ; advances the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - 1822
...In other respects, they seemed of another world :—" Whatever with" draws us," says Dr. Johnson, " from the power " of our senses; whatever makes the...the " distant, or the future, predominate over the pre" sent, advances us in the dignity of rational be" ings." It would be difficult to point out any,...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - 1822
...other respects, they seemed of another world : — " Whatever with" draws us," says Dr. Johnson, " from the power " of our senses ; whatever makes the...the " distant, or the future, predominate over the pre" sent, advances us in the dignity of rational be" ings." It would be difficult to point out any,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...will join, because it would have procured us more of Johnson's most delightful species of writing; and whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future...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 and Remains of the Rev. Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D., Professor of ...

William Otter - 1824 - 670 pagina’s
...Tour, p. 339. 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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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...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, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1824
...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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Peak Scenery; Or, The Derbyshire Tourist

Ebenezer Rhodes - 1824 - 379 pagina’s
...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...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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Travels in the Central Portions of the Mississippi Valley: Comprising ...

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft - 1825 - 459 pagina’s
...British tourist, " 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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