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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 155
by James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
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Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers, and the Investigation of Truth

John Abercrombie - 1835 - 284 pages
...Bannockburn. or Waterloo. " Far from me," says Dr. Johnson, " and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force oipon...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1835
...advances us 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 which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force...
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A Concise History of the Parish and Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York

John Crabtree - 1836 - 563 pages
...extensive parish. " Far from me, and from my friends, (exclaims DR. JOHNSON,) be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon...
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1836
...of thinking beings. Far from me and from rnjlj friends be such frigid philosophy, as may condf^ct, us. indifferent and unmoved over any ground, which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force...
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A Literary History of England

Tucker Brooke, Matthias A.. Shaaber - 1959 - 462 pages
...advances us 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 which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 pages
...advance* us 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 which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - 1989 - 262 pages
...advances us 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 which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 pages
...us 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 which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. The man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 pages
...advances us 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 which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force...
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - 2004 - 896 pages
...advances us in 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 which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon...
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