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Rome in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of ..., Volume 1

Charlotte Anne Eaton - Rome (Italy) - 1822
...nature, with the most exalted wisdom, and the most heroic virtue. It was well observed by Johnson, that " to abstract the mind from all local emotion,...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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Sketches of the Character, Manners, and Present State of the ..., Volume 1

David Stewart - Clans - 1822 - 455 pages
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...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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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Thomas Brown - Philosophy - 1822
...teeth To see thee rend the pageants of hie throne." v. 583, 4. euliarities of bis style, " to abstract the mind from all local emotion, would...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: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 3

James Boswell, Alexander Chalmers - Authors, English - 1822
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...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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Pamphlets, Religious: Miscellaneous, Volume 25

1822
...said that " to abstract the mind from all- local emotions 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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Travels: In New-England and New-York, Volume 3

Timothy Dwight - New England - 1822
...abstract the mind from all local emotions," 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 ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present ; advances...
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NEW-ENGLAND AND NEW YORK

TIMOTHY DWIGHT - 1822
...abstract the mind from all local emotions," 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 ; 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.

James Boswell - 1823
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, dry and hard, he disapproved of the richness of Johnson's language, and of his frequent use...
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The life and remains of the Rev. Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D., professor of ...

William Otter - History - 1824 - 670 pages
...was returning to the island. This happened between Ulva and Inch Kenneth. See Johnson's Tour, p. 339. would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would...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 [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...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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