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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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volumen3

James Boswell - 1831
...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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Ecclesiastical history, a course of lectures, Volumen1

William Jones - 1831
...endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of OUT senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances im in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my frrend be that frigid These unhappy exiles...
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Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate: With Brief ...

John Britton - 1832 - 148 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 far from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may...
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The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected ..., Volumen15

1846
...silence. NAUTICAL SKETCHES. — No. V. Th<t Soldier Admiral Monk. The Commonwealth battles at Sea, §-c. "Whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity cf thinking beings." JOHNSON. the memory. They are offered as mere outlines, with here and...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - 2008 - 224 páginas
...clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion' ": " 'whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings' " (V.334). The theme is ultimately one of spiritual release, and develops...
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Victorian Criticism of the Novel, Volumen5

Edwin M.. Eigner, Edwin M. Eigner, George J. Worth, Graham Storey - 1985 - 258 páginas
...ALISON 1 Samuel Johnson's dictum, in the Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), reads: 'Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings' ('Inch Kenneth'). The concept of 'the distant', so important to Alison,...
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Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy

Kristina Straub
...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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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - 1995 - 518 páginas
...not be 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;...future predominate over 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,...
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Aesthetics and contemporary discourse

Herbert Grabes - 1994 - 426 páginas
...1978). 42 James Fenimore Cooper, Home as Found, introd. Lewis Leary (New York: Capricorn, 1961)209,118. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.43 Johnson pleads for a "predominating]" cognitio intellectiva which "advances...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - 266 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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