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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. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Σελίδα 199
των James Boswell - 1820
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Τόμος 3

Timothy Dwight - 1822
...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...the future, predominate over the present ; advances the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct...

Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - 1822
...other respects, they seemed of another world : — " Whatever with" draws us," says Dr. Johnson, " from the power " of our senses ; whatever makes the...the " distant, or the future, predominate over the pre" sent, advances us in the dignity of rational be" ings." It would be difficult to point out any,...

Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - 1822
...In other respects, they seemed of another world :—" Whatever with" draws us," says Dr. Johnson, " from the power " of our senses; whatever makes the...the " distant, or the future, predominate over the pre" sent, advances us in the dignity of rational be" ings." It would be difficult to point out any,...

Sketches of the character, manners, and present state of the ..., Τόμος 1

David Stewart - 1822
...senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as would conduct us, indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery,...

The Life and Remains of the Rev. Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D., Professor of ...

William Otter - 1824 - 670 σελίδες
...339. 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...ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, and virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of...

Peak scenery; or, Excursions in Derbyshire

Ebenezer Rhodes - 1824
...a period of time and a race of beings long since passed away. Dr. Johnson observes, that " whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses — whatever...ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, and virtue : that man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain 21...

Victorian Criticism of the Novel

Edwin M. Eigner, George J. Worth, Graham Storey - 1985 - 258 σελίδες
...Samuel Johnson's dictum, in the Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), reads: 'Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever...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
...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...has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon,...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - 1989 - 262 σελίδες
...ruins of lona, Johnson was inspired as usual to think of elevation above the present moment: "Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever...has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon,...
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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - 1995 - 518 σελίδες
...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; whatever...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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