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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 Works of Samuel Johnson - Page 317
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 96, Part 2

1826
...whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us ia the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from...dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man k little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1775 - 384 pages
...dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy as may conduit us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wifdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whofe patriotifm would not gain force...
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1775 - 268 pages
...whatever makes the paft, the diftant, or the future predominate over the prefent, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be hich frigid philofophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified...
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Remarks on Dr. Samuel Johnson's Journey to the Hebrides: Which are Contained ...

Donald MacNicol - 1779 - 371 pages
...whatever makes the paft, the diftant, or the future predominate over the prefent, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be fuch frigid philofophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 228 pages
...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and far from my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy, as may conduct us indifferent, and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by wifdom, bravery, or virtue. That That man is little to be envied whofe patriotifm would not gain force...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1785 - 534 pages
...whatever makes the part, the diftant, or the future, predominate over the prefent, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1785 - 524 pages
...whatever makes the paft, the diftant, or the future, predominate over the prefent, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far Oct. 19.J Among the ruins of lona. 381 Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy...patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona1 !' Upon hearing that Sir Allan...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides: With Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1786 - 442 pages
...dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be fuch frigid philofophy as may conduit us indifferent and unmoved over any ground .which has been dignified by wildom, bravery or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whofe patriotifm would not gain force upon...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

1787
...us in the dignity of thinking beings. Farę from us and from our friends be fuch frigid philofophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wiidom or by virtue. That man is little to be envied, whofe piety will not grow wanner as he treads...
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