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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. "
The Edinburgh Observer: Or, Town and Country Magazine - Página 121
1817
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest, Lecturer Department of English Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 páginas
...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,...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...
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Celtic Linguistics, 1700-1850: pt. 3. The history of the Celtic language

Adolphe Pictet - 2000 - 576 páginas
...would he willingly compromise candour so much as to allow that it is altogether devoid of merit. " Whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings ;" and what can be more conducive to this end than the study of man —the...
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And Quiet Flows the Vodka: Or When Pushkin Comes to Shove: The Curmudgeon's ...

Alicia Chudo, Gary Saul Morson - 2000 - 248 páginas
...Investigations (Wittgenstein): Let's not quibble about words. Philosophy in the Bedroom (Sade): Whatever removes us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the future, or the distant predominant over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings....
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 páginas
...the wisdom of the past. Here is Johnson movingly pondering his visit to the monastic island of lona: Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...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...
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The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life

Jeff McMahan - 2002 - 540 páginas
...temporally and spatially local that raises us above the level of animals. As Samuel Jolmson once noted. "Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses:...future predominate over the present. advances us in the dignity of thinking beings."42 Consider. by contrast. Aldous Huxley's description of a woman whose...
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - 2004 - 896 páginas
...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,...future predominate over the present, advances us in dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct...
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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - 2005 - 314 páginas
...the Tourist: Guy Mannering and the Turner Illustrations Whatever withdraws us from the power of the 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...
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Quaternary Dating Methods

Mike Walker - 2005 - 304 páginas
...would like to dedicate the book to him. Mike Walker October, 2004 Dating Methods and the Quaternary Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Samuel Johnson 1.1 Introduction The Quaternary is the most recent period...
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Historical Boundaries, Narrative Forms: Essays on British Literature in the ...

Everett Zimmerman - 2007 - 268 páginas
...giving it shape and emotional resonance. Toward the end of the Journey, Johnson memorably observes, "Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of human beings" (148). This may seem an eccentric philosophical dictum for a travel writer...
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The Globe, Volúmenes12-13

William Henry Thorne - 1902
...the plains of Marathon," adding, "or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." For, "Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." Thus we in some measure see the due proportion of things, and the greatness...
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