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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 Juvenile Tourist ; Or, Excursions Into the West of England: Into the ... - Page 66
by John Evans - 1818 - 520 pages
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Blue and Gray: The Patriotic American Magazine, Volume 2

United States - 1893
...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...has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue.'' And so with him who enters the room where, in great sorrow and travail, this great Republic was born...
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After Fifty Years, Or, Letters of a Grandfather: On Occasion of the Jubilee ...

William Garden Blaikie - 1893 - 144 pages
...kind are sometiling to cherish. You know the famous words of Dr. Samuel Johnson when he visited lona: "That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force on the plains of Marathon, and whose piety would not grow wanner among the ruins of lona." Many a soldier...
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History of the Scottish Church, Volume 1

W. Stephen - Church history - 1894 - 129 pages
...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. . . . Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy as may conduct...wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be ertvied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not...
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In the Footprints of Charles Lamb

Benjamin Ellis Martin - 1894 - 195 pages
...action won such reverence sweet, As hid all measure of the feat." — EMERSON. " Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy as may conduct...has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue." — SAMUEL JOHNSON. I. 'UCH is the legend that catches one's eye, plain for all men to see, on many...
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The Monks of the West from St. Benedict to St. Bernard, Volume 3

Charles Forbes comte de Montalembert - Monasticism and religious orders - 1896
...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 us indifferent and uumoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little...
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Stepping-stones to Happiness

Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford - Conduct of life - 1897 - 496 pages
...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...has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. The man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain fervor upon the plain of Marathon, or...
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A Cotswold Village, Or, Country Life and Pursuits in Gloucestershire

Joseph Arthur Gibbs - Cotswold Hills (England) - 1899 - 431 pages
...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...has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue." This, then, is the difference between the plains of Africa and the hills and valleys of England. The...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1900 - 726 pages
...beings. Far from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us, indilTerent The man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1901
...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...unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by James Bos-wrl! From an Engraving by W. Holt, after a Sketch by Lawrence (By Ftrtnission of Mr John...
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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volume 9

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...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...ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery or virGbe tue. The man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force on the plain of Marathon,...
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