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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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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - 2005 - 314 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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Botany Bay: Where histories meet

Maria Nugent - 2005 - 272 pages
...Isles, in which Johnson claims that he and his friends do not subscribe to 'such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue'.40 Taking this as his cue, Bertie writes: 'Amongst the spots in Australia...
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A Loose Canon: Essays on History, Modernity and Tradition

Brian J. Coman - 2007 - 172 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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