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" To abstract the mind from all 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 ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over... "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 497
by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint - 1848
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...religion. To abstract the mind from all 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, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances...
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A journey to the western islands of Scotland [by S. Johnson].

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...religion. To abstract the mind from all 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 ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances...
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - Voyages and travels - 1801 - 359 pages
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all...possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses—whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances...
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The beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: consisting of maxims and ...

Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Piozzi, James Boswell - 1804 - 394 pages
...EMOTJOW. ' To abstract the mind from all 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, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...religion. To abstract the mind from all 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, •whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances...
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Elements of general knowledge: introductory to useful books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Literary Criticism - 1805
...religion. To abstract the mind from all 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, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...religion. To abstract the mind from all 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 ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...religion. To abstract the mind from I all 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 sense?, i whatever makes the pant, the distant, or the future, predominate over the presensr advances...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son, Volume 1

George Gregory - Style, Literary - 1808
...religion. To abstract the mind from all 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, whatever makes tha past, the distant, or the future predominate over (he present, advances...
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The British Tourists: Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - Great Britain - 1809
...religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion vfonld 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, predominate over the present, ad....
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