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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.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 422
by James Boswell - 1807
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The Traveller's Guide Through Scotland, and Its Islands, Volume 2

Rev. Joseph Robertson - Scotland - 1814 - 539 pages
...There is only one village upon it, consisting of about 60 mean houses. This island, says Dr Johnson, " was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." lona, in Hebrew, signifies a dove, in allusion to St Columba, who landed here in 565. After his death...
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The New evangelical magazine and theological review, Volume 3

1817
...treading that illustrions Island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence lavage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." We need no <]uote more of the passage ; the reader who needs to have it recited to him, is to be pitied...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...eloquent passages Which dwell on the memory, the reflection that introduces the account of Icobnkilt, " once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barharians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," is remarkable for its...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1816
...upon landing at Icolmkill : 6 but his own style being exceedingly dry and hard, he disapproved of ' " WE were now treading that illustrious island, which...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible....
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Samuel Johnson (écrivain.) - 1816 - 208 pages
...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...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible*...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible....
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...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...the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible....
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Weaver's Magazine and Literary Companion, Volume 2

1819
...in language the most expressive, breathes out the sentiments of the profoundest awe and reverence. " We were " now treading that illustrious island, which...roving barbarians, " derived the benefits of knowledge, anil the blessings of religion. Fitr " from me, and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy, as...
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Survey of Tullaroan, Or Grace's Parish, in the Cantred of Grace's Country ...

William Shaw Mason - Tullaroan (Ireland : Parish) - 1819 - 160 pages
...one of the greatest of mankind was not ashamed to avow ; " we are now treading (says doctor Johnson) that illustrious island which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the knowledge and the blessings of (he Parliamentary records, and Bermingham toner records, now deposited...
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A Statistical Account, Or, Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up ..., Volume 3

Parishes - 1819
...of the greatest of mankind was not ashamed to avow ; '• we are now treading (says doctor Johnson) that illustrious island which was once the luminary...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the knowledge and the blessing* of the Parliamentary record!, and Bermiogbam lower r«cord«, no* jr. posited...
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