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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. "
Essays, Political, Historical, and Miscellaneous - Page 518
de Archibald Alison - 1850
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786 - 552 pages
...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 us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far Oct. 19.J Among the ruins of lona. 381 Far from...
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The Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal ..., Volume 12

Alban Butler - 1800 - 648 pages
...another world. " Whatever," says Dr Johnson, " withdraws us from the power of our senses ; what" ever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over " the present, advances us in the dignity of human beings." It would be difficult to point out persons to whom this...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 302 pages
...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 us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - 1801 - 374 pages
...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 us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy,...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...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 us in the Sienity of thinking beings. Far from me, and far 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 - 340 pages
...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 us to the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid philosophy,...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805 - 340 pages
...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 us to the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends be such frigid philosophy,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1806 - 360 pages
...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 us in tie dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy,...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 496 pages
...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 us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such 'frigid philosophy...
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The British Tourist's, Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - 1809 - 378 pages
...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, ad. vances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy,...
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