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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... "
General View of the Agriculture of the Hebrides, Or Western Isles of ... - Σελίδα 697
των James MacDonald (A.M.), Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - 1811 - 824 σελίδες
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - 1998 - 219 σελίδες
...both moved by the presence of history. Boswell repeats Johnson s expostulation in his own account: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plan of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona\" (5: 334). Boswell...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 σελίδες
...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....has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. The man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or...
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Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810

Harriet Guest - 2000 - 350 σελίδες
...indifferent and unmoved, over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. The man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." The extreme admiration Banks and Boswell felt for this passage was, I imagine, a response to the rapidity,...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 σελίδες
...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....whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona!89" That is well said; and it underlines the way in which Johnson's learning, his sense of history...
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The Abolition of Man

C. S. Lewis - 2009 - 128 σελίδες
...difference lies. They might have used Johnson's famous passage from the Western Islands, which concludes: 'That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona.'! They might have taken that place in The Prelude where Wordsworth describes how the antiquity...
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Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal, Τόμος 12

Scottish Mountaineering Club - 1913
...has turned into Latin prose, the famous passage which ends in the typically Augustan declamation : " That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Less often quoted is the delightful account of the Doctor's arrival at Lochbuie—" where we found...

Sacred Tracks: 2000 Years of Christian Pilgrimage

James Harpur - 2002 - 192 σελίδες
...habitually down-to-earth Dr Samuel Johnson, who first set foot on the island in 1773, to declare: ' I hat man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.' The island inspired both John Keats and William Wordsworth to write about it after visits there in...
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The Irish Scots and the "Scotch-Irish"

John C. Linehan - 2009 - 138 σελίδες
...and put down by an act of parliament : not an Irish history permitted in an Irish national school. '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 amid the ruins of lona,' are the words of...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 σελίδες
...prompt emotion: "That man is little to lx- envied, whose patriotism would not gain force u|xm the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona" (Journey to the Western I1les of Scotland, ed. Mary Ijtscelles [New Haven, 1971], 148). 35 In other...
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - 2004 - 896 σελίδες
...senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. CHAPTER TEN Last Days and Reflections 7 cannot imagine any place less suitable to choose than the high...
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