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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... "
An Historical Defence of the Waldenses Or Vaudois: Inhabitants of the ... - Σελίδα lxiv
των Jean Rodolphe Peyran - 1826 - 534 σελίδες
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 σελίδες
...eloquent paslages which dwell on the memory, the reflection that introduces the account of Icolmkill, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," is remarkable for its piety, pathos, and sublimity. " To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - 2008 - 224 σελίδες
...Western Islands which Boswell at one point introduces into his own narrative, a meditation on lona, " 'whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion' ": " 'whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or...
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Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy

Kristina Straub
...paragraph of which so moved Boswell that he cited it in his own Tour: We were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Greg Clingham - 1997 - 266 σελίδες
...Aberbrothick: We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledoman regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 σελίδες
...34 The sublime passage which left Banks speechless was this: We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - 2000 - 241 σελίδες
...climax of Johnson's journey comes in his visit to the moldering churches on lona, "that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion" (148). (The monastery that St. Columba founded on lona in 563 provided the center from which missionaries...
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Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Jennifer Speake - 2003 - 1479 σελίδες
...church profaned and hastening to the ground." At Icolmkill, Johnson rises magnificently to the occasion: "Once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon,...
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Samuel Johnson

Timothy Wilson-Smith - 2004 - 160 σελίδες
...Scots. It was Johnson who found words appropriate to the place. We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian...benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied. . . . whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.166...
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