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" To abstract the mind from all 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, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over... "
A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ... - Page 196
by Donald Campbell - 1801 - 359 pages
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all 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...
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A journey to the western islands of Scotland [by S. Johnson].

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all 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...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...be pleasure without dan- •' ger, aud security without restraint.(T TREASURES OF LOCAL EMOTJOW. ' To abstract the mind from all 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...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805
...regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all 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...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - 1805
...regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all 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...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - 1805
...needless to transcribe it. Mr. M. every where feels the full force of Johnson's observation, that ' to abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible ;' and never ' with frigid philosophy passes...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all 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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1807
...religion. To abstract the mind from I all 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 sense?, i whatever makes the pant, the distant, or the future, predominate over the presensr advances...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son, Volume 2

George Gregory - 1808
...Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all 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...
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The British Tourists: Or, Traveller's Pocket Companion, Through ..., Volume 2

William Fordyce Mavor - 1809
...religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion vfonld be impossible, if it were endeavoured, 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, ad. vances...
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