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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 juvenile tourist ; or, Excursions into the west of England: into the ... - Page 66
by John Evans - 1818 - 520 pages
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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
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...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....
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A journey to the western islands of Scotland [by S. Johnson].

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...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....
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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - Voyages and travels - 1801 - 359 pages
...of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were endeavored, 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 beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: consisting of maxims and ...

Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Piozzi, James Boswell - 1804 - 394 pages
...security without restraint.(T TREASURES OF LOCAL EMOTJOW. ' To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured; and would...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....
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; and...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....
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Elements of general knowledge: introductory to useful books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Literary Criticism - 1805
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; and...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....
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1805
...where feels the full force of Johnson's observation, that ' to abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible ;' and never ' with frigid philosophy passes indifferent and unmoved over any ground, which has been...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...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....
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Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 pages
...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...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....
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from I all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...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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