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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... "
Poems - Page 66
by Samuel Rogers - 1843 - 316 pages
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1813 - 460 pages
...local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona! " * * Had our Tour produced nothing else but this sublime passage, the world must hare acknowledged...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1813 - 460 pages
...local emotions would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses,...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona /." * * Had our Tour produced nothing .else but this sublime passage, the world must have acknowledged...
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An Historical and Architectural Essay Relating to Redcliffe Church, Bristol ...

John Britton - Architecture, Gothic - 1813 - 72 pages
...bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona."* If the plains of Marathon, and the ruins of lona, be calculated to stimulate curiosity, and awaken...
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The Stranger: A Literary Paper, Volume 1

American periodicals - 1813 - 424 pages
...POETRY. LOCAL EMOTION. " That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not pain force n the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the rums of lona." Jou>-s>- . Lives there a man who would not know On Marathon or Leuctra's plain, Warmer...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Volume 8

1845
...be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Far from me, imd far from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." While a pilgrimage to Palestine may be made, as it often is, subservient to the cause of error and...
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The Analectic Magazine, Volume 4

1814
...mist of the morning. If " that man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force in the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona," surely he is still more to be pitied, whose heart swells with no virtuous emotion when the clouds of...
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Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year ...

New-York Historical Society - New York (State) - 1814
...horror : And if " that man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Jona," we may, with equal confidence, assert, that morbid must be his sensibility, and small must be...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That toan is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." As a political writer, his productions are more distinguished by subtlety of disquisition, poignancy...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 3

English literature - 1815
...scholar or the philosopher; " that man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain fofce upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." ' . The study of the Gothic architecture takes no weaker hold upon the mind, for it connects itself...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. We came too late to visit monuments : some care was necessary for ourselves. Whatever was in the island,...
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