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" WE were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Σελίδα 198
των James Boswell - 1820
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Τόμος 96,Μέρος 2

1826
...the man of wit, and the pity of the man of pleasure. " To abitrut iho mind from all local trootion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured ; and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future...

Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786
...quote his words, as conveying my own sensations much more forcibly than I am capable of doing: — ' We were now treading that illustrious Island, which...endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future,...

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 288 σελίδες
...that was used in the buildings of Jcolmkill. Whether it is now inhabited we could not stay to inquire. We were now treading that illustrious Island, which...endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future...

A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck ...

Donald Campbell - 1801 - 359 σελίδες
...Islands ;—describing his emotions on visiting the famous island of lona, or Colombkill, he says—" We •were now treading that illustrious island which...barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion, would be impossible if it were...

The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 σελίδες
...be pleasure without dan- •' ger, aud security without restraint.(T TREASURES OF LOCAL EMOTJOW. ' To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...endeavoured; and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future,...

The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1805
...needless to transcribe it. Mr. M. every where feels the full force of Johnson's observation, that ' to abstract the mind from all local emotion would...endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible ;' and never ' with frigid philosophy passes indifferent and unmoved over any ground, which has been...

Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Τόμος 2

Henry Kett - 1805
...now treading that illustrious island, which was onee the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured...

Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Τόμος 2

Henry Kett - 1805
...now treading that illustrious island, which was onee the luminary of the Caledonian regions, where savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessingsof religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured...

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...Our boat could not be forced very near the dry ground, and our Highlanders carried us over the water. We were now treading that illustrious island, which...endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future...

Picture of Edinburgh

John Stark (of Edinburgh.) - 1806 - 504 σελίδες
...that farfamed. island, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions," as Dr. Johnson expresses it, " whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion." The disciples of St. Columbus, who were called Culdees, were a regular clergy, differing from the church...




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