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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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Mary Queen of Scots: And Other Poems

John Heneage Jesse - 1829 - 127 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 rigid philosophy, as may conduct us unmoved over any ground,...
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A Memoir of the Rev. Legh Richmond, A.M.: Of Trinity College, Cambridge ...

Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - 1829 - 362 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...predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thfhking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian ..., Volume 5

1829
...the present is unquestionable. " Whatever," says Dr. Johnson, " withdraws us from the power of the senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings:" and all experience testifies, that nothing accomplishes this so effectually as religious retirement....
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A sermon [on John v, 2,3] in aid of the funds of the Sussex county hospital ...

James Stuart M. Anderson - 1829
...only innocent, but laudable and useful. A great writer, referring to this very point, observes, that " whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings;" and accordingly wise men have always approved and sanctioned a guarded indulgence of the feeling to...
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The Pocket Magazine

1829
...thought that whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, or makes the past, the distant, and the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking heings.* His was no frigid philosophy, no hahitual devotion ; his heart was warm, his soul was sincere,...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - 2008 - 224 pagina’s
...clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion' ": " 'whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings' " (V.334). The theme is ultimately one of spiritual release, and develops from an adjustment of the...
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Victorian Criticism of the Novel, Volume 5

Edwin M.. Eigner, Edwin M. Eigner, George J. Worth, Graham Storey - 1985 - 258 pagina’s
...ALISON 1 Samuel Johnson's dictum, in the Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), reads: 'Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings' ('Inch Kenneth'). The concept of 'the distant', so important to Alison, does appear in Johnson's original....
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Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy

Kristina Straub
...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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Aesthetics and contemporary discourse

Herbert Grabes - 1994 - 426 pagina’s
...1978). 42 James Fenimore Cooper, Home as Found, introd. Lewis Leary (New York: Capricorn, 1961)209,118. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.43 Johnson pleads for a "predominating]" cognitio intellectiva which "advances us in the dignity...
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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - 1995 - 518 pagina’s
...not be amiss to quote Johnson. In A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, Johnson remarks that "whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings."31 It is, I think, a mark of wisdom to recognize the force of this observation, and we may...
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