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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. "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes... - Página 467
por Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 páginas
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1834
...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...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved, over any ground...
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Poems, Volumen1

Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 295 páginas
...his being remanded a prisoner to Venice. H P. 18, 1. 7. And hence the charm historic scenes impart ; Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground...
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Poems, Volumen2

Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 295 páginas
...his being remanded a prisoner to Venice. H P. 18,1. 7. And hence the charm historic scenes impart; Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses;...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground...
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Remains, Volumen1

Alexander Knox - 1834
...however, those differences of natural temper already referred to. Dr. Johnson admirably observes, that " whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." (Journey to the Hebrides, Icolmkill.) Nothing, surely, can be more self-evident ; and this is the identical...
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Sacred History of the World Attempted to be Philosophically ..., Volumen2

Sharon Turner - 1834
...society when a moral genius • *L • writes them. Dr. Johnson's grand idea is universally true : ' whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.' M Most men of genius and celebrity have been fond of romances in their youth, and the taste has continued...
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The Sacred History of the World: As Displayed in the Creation and ..., Volumen2

Sharon Turner - 1834
...society when a moral genius . — ^__/ writes them. Dr. Johnson's grand idea is universally true : ' whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.' w Most men of genius and celebrity have been fond of romances in their youth, and the taste has continued...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 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;...distant, or the future predominate over the present, advance* us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1815)

Robert Anderson - 1974 - 639 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,...in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us, indifferent and nnmoved, over any ground...
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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,...present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings' " (V.334). The theme is ultimately one of spiritual release, and develops from an adjustment of the...
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Victorian Criticism of the Novel

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;...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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