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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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Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Jennifer Speake - 2003 - 1479 σελίδες
...clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion . . . That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." Given the oral nature of much Gaelic culture, Johnson found it difficult to amass evidence on debated...
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Patriotism: Quotations from Around the World

Herb Galewitz - 2003 - 64 σελίδες
...throats, And ask no questions but the price of votes. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon . . . SAMUEL JOHNSON Country is dear, but liberty is dearer still. JUVENAL I look upon the whole world...
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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - 2005 - 314 σελίδες
...from the power of the senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings....piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. (Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands, 1775)1 Scott's busy life afforded limited time for...
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Back Roads to Far Towns: Bashō's Travel Journal

Bashō Matsuo, Matsu Basho - 2004 - 93 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 lonal" Weeping Rock: Located at Mt. Ken in China, named by poet Tu Yu, for a famous tomb there which,...
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Early Celtic Christianity

Brendan Lehane - 1968 - 240 σελίδες
...point for religion in Scotland throughout the centuries that followed. "That man', wrote Dr Johnson, 'is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.' And nowadays a new abbey has risen to try to revive the faded message of Christianity. The saint also...
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Botany Bay: Where histories meet

Maria Nugent - 2005 - 272 σελίδες
...the Hebrides or Western Isles, in which Johnson claims that he and his friends do not subscribe to 'such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent...ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue'.40 Taking this as his cue, Bertie writes: 'Amongst the spots in Australia which have been "dignified...
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Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

Samuel Johnson - 2006 - 328 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....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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A Loose Canon: Essays on History, Modernity and Tradition

Brian J. Coman - 2007 - 172 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....piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona. But Johnson and Boswell were not the only literary figures to be attracted to these western islands....
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Partners in God's Love

John Davey - 2007 - 404 σελίδες
...patriotism. "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." But to keep things in balance he also said: "That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism...piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona." What has Scripture to say about this love? For thousands of years Jewish patriots have composed hymns...
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The Globe, Τόμοι 12-13

William Henry Thorne - 1902
...outweighs ten thousand suns. Of such patriotism we might hear Dr. Johnson very differently saying: "That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force on the plains of Marathon," adding, "or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona."...




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