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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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A Geographical and Statistical Description of Scotland: Containing ..., Volume 2

James Playfair - Scotland - 1819
...may be traced. Such is the present state of that illustrious island, ' which was once the seminary of ' the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and...benefits of knowledge and the ' blessings of religion. ' Staffa, about 8 miles northward of lona, and as far west of Loch-na-gaul, an islet on the coast of...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1819 - 436 pages
...shall melt with fervent heat ; the earth also, and the works' that are therein, shall be burnt up. 5. We were now treading that illustrious island, which -was once the luminary of the Caledonian rep-ions, whence savage clang and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge', and the blessings...
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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ...

William Shaw Mason - Ireland - 1819
...mankind was not ashamed to avow : '• we are now treading (says doctor Johnson) tLat illustrious bland which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving1 barbarian? derived the knowledge and the blessings of I be Pirlmmentiry records, and Bcrmingbnm...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing essays, tracts, and Journey

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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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Excursions Through Ireland: Province of Leinster

Thomas Cromwell - Architecture - 1820
...of thoselearned seminaries for which Ireland had been long so justly famous, " whence savage septs and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion," and reduced the people and the country to that state of moral and political degradation, from which,...
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An Account of the Principal Pleasure Tours in Scotland: With a Copious ...

Scotland - 1821 - 342 pages
...of Fingal, — the perilous whirlpools of Corry vreckan,— or that once famous and holy island, " whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion." The city of PERTH, besides the attractions which its own rich and beautiful environs possess, is the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...attention, where something of more than usual importance is to be presented. ' Illustrious ! ' * " 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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Sketches of the character, manners, and present state of the ..., Volume 1

David Stewart - 1822
...the associations naturally arising from the sight of this celebrated spot. " We were now," says he, " treading that illustrious island, which was once the...whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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Sketches of the Character, Manners, and Present State of the ..., Volume 1

David Stewart - Clans - 1822
...the Kinge tolde forth in English*, to the people, what it was he said or niccnt." Fol. 22G. VOL. I. B of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefit of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 93, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1823
...p. 5Q4, is a small but celebrated island, and was, as Dr. Johnson expresses it, " once the lumirutry of the Caledonian Regions, whence savage clans and...benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of Religion." ]n this Island, and in this most celebrated seat of Religion, was the learned St. Cuthbert educated...
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